Honorable Home Minister
I am pleased to note that the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) is celebrating its 55th Anniversary Day on October24,2016.
I am happy to know that the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force was raised as a specialist force to man our northern borders, which poses serious challenges both on account of the terrain and the climate conditions. I am indeed happy that the ITBPF in addition, has been deployed for counter insurgency operations, anti-left wing extremist operations and for providing security to our Embassy and Consulates in Afghanistan, besides being deployed in UN Peacekeeping Operations in Congo, also.
I am Proud that ITBPF has created a sense of belonging and invigorating nationalism amongst the border population through its Civic Actions and Border Area Development Programmes.
I am happy to note that the ITBPF has excelled in all the assignments given to it, bringing honour to itself and the country. I am confident that the ITBP Force will continue to maintain the highest standards of commitment and excellence.
On this happy occasion, I convey my compliments and best wishes to all ranks of the Force including Ex-ITBPF personnel and their families.
(RAJNATH SINGH) HOME MINISTER INDIA