Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Topic: ITBP

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.

20 ITBP troops awarded gallantry medals for bravely fighting Chinese PLA in Ladakh last year

These medals for bravery are among the total 1,380 service medals announced by the Union government for various central and state police forces on the eve of Independence Day.

Lt Gen Hooda bats for ITBP to be under Army, says step necessary at ‘unsettled’ borders

Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, former Northern Army Commander, spoke at a webinar organised by Institute of Chinese Studies Wednesday. His comments come a year after the Galwan Valley clash.

Only one-third beds occupied in ITBP Covid care centre as oxygen supply ‘limited’

The paramilitary force said there is a huge influx of patients demanding admission and it has requested the Delhi govt to increase oxygen supply so that admissions are increased.

ITBP’s 500-bed Covid care centre starts functioning with 25 admissions in Delhi

The ITBP said it will only admit patients after approval by district surveillance officers in Delhi and will not accept walk-ins.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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