Four ITBP commandos, who repulsed an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year, have been accorded the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) on the eve of the Republic Day here.
A special sniffer dog squad of ITBP has been brought in to the national capital to sanitise the locations which are on the itinerary of US President Barack Obama for his visit later this month to take part in the Republic Day celebrations.
The central government Tuesday gave CRPF Director General Prakash Mishra the additional charge of the post of director general, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) with effect from Jan 1, an official statement said.
Government is set to clear a proposal to raise a dozen battalions and induct close to 12,000 fresh personnel in the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP to bolster the force's presence along this strategic frontier.
Central paramilitary forces may soon be granted the status of 'martyrs' as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday discussed the issue threadbare during his visit to the headquarters of border-guarding ITBP here.
Country`s first line of defence along the China border - the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force - has a new `enemy` in sight in the form of heart attack deaths which has claimed lives of dozens of its jawans in the recent past.
The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bold and people`s friendly policy to strengthen the Sino-Indian border by fast tracking the road along the border and establishing 50 new ITBP Posts.