With an eye on China, Union Cabinet clears 7 ITBP battalions

Source: The post is based on the article “With an eye on China, Union Cabinet clears 7 ITBP battalions” published in The Hindu on 16th February 2023

What is the News?

Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) has approved the raising of seven new battalions of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) force.

What is the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force(ITBPF)?

Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) is a Central Armed Police Force functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The ITBPF was raised in 1962 and is a border-guarding police force specializing in high-altitude operations. 

Deployed in: At present, the ITBP guards 3,488 km long India-China borders ranging from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

Act: ITBP was initially raised under the CRPF Act. However, in 1992, parliament enacted the ITBPF Act and the rules there under were framed in 1994.

Motto of the ITBP: “Shaurya-Dridhata-Karma Nishtha” (Valour – Determination – Devotion to Duty).

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