Indo-Tibetan Border Police

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  • A border patrol organization of India deployed along its borders with Tibet Autonomous Region.
  • It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces.
  • Established in 1962 in the aftermath of the Sino-Indian War of 1962
  • Under Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992.
  • The ITBP is trained in the Civil Medical Camp, disaster management, and nuclear, biological and chemical disasters. 
  • Functions
    • Vigil on the northern borders, detection and prevention of border violations, and promotion of the sense of security among the local populace.
    • Check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling.
    • Provide security to sensitive installations and threatened VIPs.
    • Restore and preserve order in any area in the event of a disturbance.
    • To maintain peace.

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