Indo-Tibetan Border Police
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) - External website that opens in a new window was raised on 21 October 1962 after the Chinese aggression as an integrated intelligence/signal/pioneer/engineering/medical and guerrilla unit and was initially placed under the Intelligence Bureau for operational control. In 1975, the primary task of the ITBP was re-defined as security of northern borders, to check illegal immigration and trans-border crimes.
ITBP is given the responsibility of providing security/communication/medical cover to the pilgrims during Kailash-Mansarover Yatra besides being the Nodal Agency Disaster Management in the Central and Western Himalayan region. The ITBP has 29 battalions including four specialist battalions.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 17-01-2011