What is the full form of ITBP?
ITBP: Indo-Tibetan Border Police
ITBO stands for Indo Tibetan Border Police. It is primary border patrol organization in India that was established on 24 October 1962 as per the CRPF Act. It is also counted among the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. The motto of ITBP is Shaurya, Dridata, Karm Nishtha that translates to Valor, Determination and Devotion to duty in English.
ITBP is a boarding guarding force trained for high altitude operations. It is deployed to guard the border between China and India that ranges from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
ITBP personnel are generally posted on rugged mountain terrain with an altitude of 9000 ft. to 18700 ft. So, the candidates aspiring to join ITBPF should be physically fit, mentally strong and be ready for adventurous and challenging work. Most of the ITBP officers and soldiers are expert mountaineers and skiers.
Tasks of ITBP / Functions of ITBP
Furthermore, the ITBP force also performs various functions such as to ensure security, medical cover and communication to the pilgrims of Annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and more.
How to become an ITBP officer:
UPSC conducts the exams for the recruitment of Assistant Commandant in ITBP every year. The information or notification about this recruitment is provided on the official website of ITBP every year. It tells the number of vacancies, pattern of exam, posts and other relevant details about the post.
The recruitment process comprises well-defined process that comprises three stages, which are as follows: