Sh.Rahul Rasgotra, IPS (MA-89),    DG ITBP

Sh.Rahul RasgotraIPS (MA-1989), DG ITBP

DG's Message

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force was raised on 24 October, 1962. At present, the ITBP guards 3,488 km long India-China borders ranging from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from this, the Force also has important roles in many internal security duties and operations against the Left Wing Extremism in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Most of the ITBP’s Border Out Posts (BOPs) are located at altitudes ranging from 9,000 ft to 18,800 ft where temperatures drop to minus 45 degrees Celsius in extreme winters.

ITBP is a specialized Armed Police Force of the Nation which trains its personnel in various disciplines including mountaineering and skiing apart from intensive tactical training, thereby creating a distinctive image of the Force.

ITBP also conducts relief and rescue operations as 'First Responders' for natural calamities in the Himalayan region. The Force has responded in hundreds of search, rescue & relief operations over the years to provide succour to thousands of citizens in distress due to various calamities.

The Force has a glorious history of the past 6 decades in which the jawans of the ITBP have made many sacrifices in the line of duty and in the service of the Nation.

Shri Rahul Rasgotra, Director General, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was born in the year 1965 in Mumbai. He did his BA (Hons) in Economics from Hindu College, University of Delhi and MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. He also holds a M Phil degree earned during the National Defence College Course in 2016. He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of the Manipur cadre.

He has served for many years in the Intelligence Bureau in various capacities in J&K and Chhattisgarh. He has also headed the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) established in the wake of the Kargil conflict for counter-terrorism co-operation across all agencies in India.

He has also served abroad under the Ministry of External Affairs in Indian Missions at Islamabad and Washington principally for co-operation in counter-terrorism. Shri Rasgotra has been decorated with the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Police Medal for Meritorious Service and Asadharan Aasuchna Kushalta Padak.

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