First ever ITBP martyrs memorial to be dedicated on Police Commemoration Day

New Delhi, Oct20 (UNI) The first central martyr’s memorial of the Border guarding Force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Greater Noida will be dedicated to the martyrs of the Force on October 21, 2018 on Police Commemoration Day.

The Memorial has been constructed by the Force at its 39th Battalion campus in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

Till now, the Martyrs memorial in the Force used to be set up at the respective unit headquarter.

Apart from guarding the long 3488 KMs of Indo-China Border since 1962, the ITBP is also entrusted with many internal security duties.

The ITBP, which was deployed in insurgency hit Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir in the 80s and 90s , has been instrumental in containing terrorism in the states.

The Force is also deployed in Jharkhand and North East in anti- insurgency duties. At present, 8 Battalions of the Force is deployed in Anti Naxal Operations in Chhattisgarh.

The Force lost 15 of its brave men in a Helicopter crash near Gaurikund in Uttarakhand while being on a rescue mission after the worst deluge in Kedarnath and Garhwal region in 2013.

The force has thwarted about a dozen fidayeen attacks on Embassy of Kabul and other Consulates in Afghanistan since 2006 and its personnel have made supreme sacrifice in the line of the duty in the civil war torn country.

There are 90 martyrs of the Force who laid down their lives in the line of duty in different situations.