"On the raising day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination and service to the nation," the Prime Minister said.
On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination & service to the Nation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 24, 2014
Home Minister Rajnath Singh too addressed the ITBP personnel at Greater Noida's Surajpur on the ocassion of 53rd Raising Day of ITBP. The Home Minister saluted the ITBP personnel for their bravery and valiant deeds along the Indo-China border. He also praised the jawans for their participation in the relief and rescue operations in Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Assam at the time of natural calamities.
We sleep peacefully because you guard our borders and sacrifice your lives-Rajnath Singh at 53rd Raising Day of ITBP pic.twitter.com/uarJtAosEQ— ANI (@ANI_news) October 24, 2014
On this ocassion, the Home Minister once again sent stern message to Pakistan over repeated border aggression. Singh also maintained that it wants to resolve border dispute with China but with respect.
"Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations, we have never provoked or started the firing, always retaliated. We should resolve the border disputes with China through talks. We also want peace but with respect," said Singh.
We should resolve the border disputes with China through talks.We also want peace but with respect-Rajnath Singh— ANI (@ANI_news) October 24, 2014
Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) was raised on October 24, 1962 and is presently deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh, covering 3488 km of India-China border.
Being a specialised mountain force, ITBP has also been carrying out numerous rescue and relief operations.
(With inputs from agencies)