Indo Tibetan Border Police 'Himveers' display daunting courage, hoist tri colour at 18000 feet in minus 30 degrees

26 January 2018, 11:53 AM
Indo Tibeten Border Police - File Photo
Indo Tibeten Border Police - File Photo

The Indo Tibeten Border Police (ITBP) once again gave a glimpse of its daunting spirit by hoisting the Indian flag in the icy heights of the Himalayas on Republic Day.

The 'Himveers' famously known as Snow Warriors of the ITBP hoisted the Tri Colour in spine chilling temperature of minus 30 degrees in the mountainous region. 

The Indo Tibetan Border Police was raised on Oct 24, 1962 after the Indo-China War. The Central Armed Police Force is deployed all along the Sino-India border to thwart any enemy aggression.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

India is celebrating its 69th Republic Day on Friday, Jan 26. On this day in 1950, just over two years after winning Independence from the British, the Constitution of India had come into effect, thereby making India's a democratic form of government,

First Published: Friday, January 26, 2018 10:22 AM
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