Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 57th Raising Day Parade of at 39th Bn, ITBP, Lakhnawali Camp, Surajpur, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh attended the impressive function.
Rajnath Singh took the salute and inspected the Raising Day Parade. Led by Mahila contingent, Commando, Skiing, Mountaineering, Anti-Naxal Operation, paratroopers, mounted column, and different frontier contingents, the parade showcased all aspects of the Force.
Recently inducted Snow Scooters, different types of All Terrain Vehicles and high end SUVs, Pol Net etc were included in the march past.
ITBP jawans have made supreme sacrifices while protecting the border in difficult circumstances at altitudes ranging from 9,000 feet to 18,000 feet.
Rajnath Singh said that he has visited the BoPs at Indo-China Border and seen first hand the ITBP jawans perform their duties in difficult situations and low temperatures of -45 degree Celsius and scarcity of oxygen. He said that is why they are described as “Himalya Putra” or “Him Veer”.
Raised in 1962, the ITBP guards 3488 KMs long borders in the Himalayas on the BOPs at altitudes ranging from 9K to 18.7 K ft. Apart from border guarding, the Force is also deployed for Anti-Naxal Operations and other Internal Security duties.