Indo-Tibetan Border Forces to set up 47 new outposts: Key Facts

As the tension arises across China along the Line of Actual Control, the GoI has commanded setting up of 47 Border Outposts (BoPs). The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will launch and man these Border Outposts.

What is the budget allocated?

The budget allocated is Rs 7,223 crore

When was it set up?

It was set up at the 59th Raising Day ceremony of ITBP.

When was 59th Raising Day ceremony of ITBP celebrated in India?

The 59th Raising Day ceremony of ITBP celebrated in India on October 24, 2020

Why is it marked on October 24?

It is marked on October 24, because ITBP was formed on that day

Is ITBP one of the seven Central Armed Forces of India?

Yes

What are the seven Armed Forces of India?

The seven Armed Forces of India are Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG) and Assam Rifles.

Under what legislation was the ITBP raised?

The ITBP was raised under CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

What is ITBP act, 1992? Why was it legislated?

The Parliament of India accepted the “Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992” to “provide for the rules and regulation” of the ITBP”. It was legislated to make sure the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith.

What are the domains in which the ITBP are trained?

The ITBP are trained in the domains namely disaster management, Civil Medical Camp and nuclear, biological and chemical disasters.

Where are the ITBP deployed currently under the UN Peace Keeping Mission?

ITBP persons have been appointed overseas in UN peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Haiti, Sudan, Western Sahara, Afghanistan and away. The two battalions of ITBP are appointed to National Disaster Response Force.

What are the roles of ITBP?

The five major roles of ITBP are:

  • Guard on the northern borders, observation and safeguard of border violations, and promotion of the sense of safety among the local populace.
  • Check unlawful immigration and cross-frontier smuggling.
  • Gives security to careful installations and threatened VIPs
  • Reinstate and preserve order in some area in the event of a distraction.
  • To maintain peace and harmony.

Where are ITBP deployed in India?

ITBP are deployed on border security duty from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Diphu La in Arunachal Pradesh, wrapping 3,488 km of the India-China border.

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