Watch Video: ITBP soldiers make impossible look easy, hoist tri-colour at 18,000 feet on Himayalas

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New Delhi | Published: January 26, 2018 2:43:11 PM

The ITBP guards Himalayan borders across five states from Karakoram Pass in Jammu and Kashmir to Jechap La in Arunachal Pradesh. The mountainous terrains have altitudes ranging from 3 thousand to 19 thousand feet.

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At a temperature so low where survival becomes the most challenging task for any human, the ‘Himveers’ of ITBP hosted tri-colour and marched on top of icy mountains to celebrate Republic Day. The ITBP today released a video in which the security personnel can be seen marching on the Himalayas with tri-colour in their hand. The brave soldiers then hoisted the tri-colour on the mountain, which was 18,000 feet high and the temperature was minus 30 degrees. The video was posted on the Twitter handle of ITBP. The soldiers were also seen carrying weapons on their shoulder, showcasing the strength and courage of guardians of Indian borders. The ITBP guards Himalayan borders across five states from Karakoram Pass in Jammu and Kashmir to Jechap La in Arunachal Pradesh. The mountainous terrains have altitudes ranging from 3 thousand to 19 thousand feet. The force covers 3488 km of Indo-China Border and manages border posts at very high altitudes in the Western, Middle and Eastern sectors of the Indo-China Border.

ITBP is a specialized mountain force and most of the officers are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers. Being the first responder in case of any natural disaster, ITBP has been carrying out numerous rescue and relief operations across the country.

After a gap of 20 years, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) returned with its tableau during the Republic Day Parade today at Rajpath. The tableau shows how the ITBP personnel guard borders in cold and difficult conditions. The tableau shows that security personnel was patrolling on their snow scooters which are newly inducted into the army. ITBP is the only paramilitary force to have a tableau in Republic Day parade. The ITBP contingent went pass the Rajpath with a tune of Soun Nigam’s song ‘Hum Sarhad Ke Senani’ played in the background. The tableau was accompanied by a small marching contingent of personnel wearing winter clothes. The personnel was shown tackling dangerous hilly terrane and scary ice slopes. The tableau also showcased achievements in mountaineering, river rafting and adventure sports, latest clothing equipment among others. In 1998 the tableau was shown depicting only sports activity but now it shows arms, equipment, and regular duties thereby stressing on the needs and usefulness of ITBP.

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