A Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the ITBP is deployed at the difficult high altitude Himalayan terrains.
In Ladakh, at 14,000 feet, The ITBP Soldiers celebrates Independence Day – Insiderfolks, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) soldiers celebrated Independence Day at 14,000 feet on the banks of Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh.
Soldiers carried the tricolor of the ITBP flags part of the celebrations.
It has published a mashup of popular patriotic songs performed by its soldiers. The mashup has been released to ITBP on its social media business.
The Force has recommended the names of its 21 gallantry medal personnel fighting shoulder to shoulder with the army to keep the Chinese troops in bay in the middle of the border in Ladakh between the two countries for the last three months.
Senior officials claimed, on condition of anonymity, that such face-off events did not occur in the Galwan Valley, but at half a dozen other locations in eastern Ladakh.
It also reported that the soldiers were involved in stand-offs, often as long as 17 to 20 hours, but suffered limited losses and reacted accordingly to the stone palms of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
The paramilitary force, which is responsible for protecting the 3,488-km de facto boundary between the two countries, or the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said that its 294 staff members were awarded the ITBP Director-General ‘s commendation disk for their courage in Ladakh.
Six other ITBP soldiers were honored for their bravery in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.
The Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the ITBP, is stationed on rugged high altitude Himalayan mountains.
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