13 December 2016
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force 1.10.2012
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) was raised in the wake of the Chinese conflict on October 24, 1962 under the CRPF Act. In 1992, the Parliament also enacted the ITBPF Act. ITBPF has raised its first Mahila battalion in January 2010.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force is a versatile force capable of functioning in diverse terrain and in most challenging climatic conditions. Starting with only 4 battalions it has grown into 45 Service and 4 Specialist Battalions. It has been entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the 3488 km long lndia – China border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh. ITBPF provides security to VVIP / VlPs and protects vital installations. It also provides security cover to the yatris of Kailash Mansarover Yatra. It played an important role in combating militancy in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East and has now been inducted in Chhattisgarh for anti-Naxal operations.