ITBP's P P Singh awarded President's Police Medal

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Chandigarh, Jan 25 (UNI) On the occasion of 59th Republic Day, Inspector General (North-Western Zone), Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Chandigarh, Prithpal Singh, IPS, has been awarded President's Police Medal for distinguished services.

His exemplary dedication and deep involvement with commitment in assigned duties and unblemished service career, impeccable integrity and unquestionable honesty have won Mr Singh this coveted medal, an official spokesperson said here today.

During the peak of militancy in Assam, Prithpal Singh was District Police Chief, Kokrajhar during 1987 to 1991, where he successfully undertook operations against Bodo militants followed by another eventful tenure at Shivsagar during 1991-92 where he braved ULFA militants.

It was a feather in his cap to serve as the DIG of Northern Range of Assam as well as of Southern Range and successfully tackle most of the militant organisations in the Northeast.

Earlier, while posted in Kashmir Valley, he had earned the distinction of excellent performance in anti-terrorist and counter-insurgency operations, specially in Bijbehara area.

Later, being a DIG of Logistic and Communication Sector of ITBP at Chandigarh besides the Inspector General, Training Zone and Director of ITB Police Academy at Mussoorie, he effectively strengthened the infrastructure and development and training modules of specialised training for ITBP personnel and other Para Military Forces especially trained in explosives, karate, mountaineering, rock climbing, river rafting, skiing and commando training besides successfully supervising conduct of several force-level expeditions to virgin and challenging Garhwal Hills under extremely trying conditions.

Presently, Prithpal Singh is holding the post of Inspector General (North-Western) Zone, ITBP and supervising the operational deployment of the ITBP in International Border in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh besides the deployment of the force in Kashmir Valley on internal security duties.

He belongs to Indian Police Service of 1984 batch from Assam and Meghalaya cadre and presently on deputation to Indo-Tibetan Border Police since April 2002.

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