Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicITBP

Topic: ITBP

6 borders, 1 LoC, 4 forces—Challenges of guarding India in face of suicides, fratricides

BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles have been given the mandate of guarding Indian borders. These forces lose more jawans every year than the Indian army does during peacetime.

Baptism by fire: Raised in first week of 1962 war, how ITBP has grown in size & special role

Headed by a Director General, the force is led by 3 Additional Directors General & 23 Inspectors General. In 2004, ITBP was assigned to secure entire stretch of LAC.

ITBP or Army? Questions arise on who will lead patrolling as LAC-China tensions continue

Defence establishment feels LAC is an active border & hence ITBP should be brought under its control, but MHA feels otherwise citing 'one border, one force' concept.

What does a ‘lead role’ for ITBP at LAC imply? Two things, and why neither will work

Our border guarding force must operate in a cohesive manner with the Army.

Don’t give ITBP lead role at LAC, it will weaken local command. MHA-MoD turf war is hurting

Army has maintained control of the LAC since 1962. The ITBP, formed in 1962 to guard the Tibet border, has been at the frontline but under Delhi's remote command.

Naxal allegedly involved in killing of at least 7 security personnel arrested in Chhattisgarh

Identified as Pandru Padami, the 20-year-old Naxal is a close associate of Naxals' Amdai Ghati area committee secretary Suresh Salam, Chhattisgarh police says.

ITBP deploys own engineering wing to construct roads, foot tracks along Indo-China border

The move, which was approved by the Union home ministry, comes amid a military standoff with China in the eastern Ladakh area.

260 ITBP personnel get special operation medal for service during LAC stand-off with China

The home ministry issued a notification naming a total of 397 personnel from various state police and central forces for the Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal award.

How ITBP ‘best dog’ Snowy detected IED with 50-kg explosives, saved the day & 25 troopers

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has awarded a special medal to the eight-year-old female Belgian Malinois for helping avert a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh last month.

Neither MoD nor MHA can resolve the unacceptable state of affairs on Indo-Tibetan Border

The ITBP needs to be converted into a military force that is based on a design like the Rashtriya Rifles with suitable modifications.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.