ITBP Raising Day 2023: – Every year, ITBP Raising Day is celebrated on 24 October in India to mark the dedication of the ITBP to defending the borders of the nation. in 2023, the 62nd Indo-Tibetan Border Police Raising Day was observed.
- The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force was established on 24 October 1962.
- The day recognizes the services and achievements of the ITBP and honours those brave hearts who have laid down their lives for the nation.
ITBP Raising Day History
The day is associated with the Indo-China war in the high-altitude Himalayan region with freezing conditions. A specialised security force, the ITBP, was formed and since then has guarded the border at high altitudes.
There are around 85,000 personnel in ITBP, including various battalions specially trained for the first line of defence. ITBP Raising Day marks the valour and sacrifice of these policemen.
ITBP Raising Day 2023 Awards
The awards ceremony is held on the occasion of the ITBP Raising Day. The award includes the Best ANO (Associate NCC Officer) Battalion Trophy, the Best Non-Border Battalion Trophy, the Best Border Battalion Trophy, the Swachhta Trophy for exceptional cleanliness and sanitation efforts, and the Best Training Centre Trophy.
What is the ITBP?
- The ITBP is a specialized armed police force that trains its personnel in many disciplines, including mountaineering and skiing and intensive tactical training.
- ITBP guards the 3,488 km long India-China border that ranges from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
- ITBP also roles in various internal security duties and operations against the Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh.
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