24 October 2016 Current Affairs: The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 55th raising day on 24 October. The force was raised on 24th October in 1962. ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 kilometer of India-China Border.
It is manning Border Outposts on altitudes raging from 9000 feet to 18700 feet in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the India-China Border.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) : ITBP is one of the eight statutory Central Armed Police Forces of India. It was established on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of India- China War of 1962. Later Parliament enacted the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992 to provide full autonomy to ITBP.
It operates under the aegis of Union Ministry of Home Affairs At present ITBP has strong force of about 50,000 personnel to secure the 3,488 km border with China along Tibet Autonomous Region. ITBP force is also engage in a variety of internal security tasks including civil Medical Camp, disaster management, nuclear, biological and chemical disasters and UN peacekeeping missions around the world.
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