Q. Consider the following:
1.Border guarding
2.Counter-insurgency operations
3.Conducting air strikes
4.Disaster rescue operations
How many of the above are the main responsibilities of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] Only three

[D] All four

Answer: C

Explanation – The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is a border guarding force of India deployed along its borders with Tibet Autonomous Region. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces, established in 1962 in the aftermath of the Sino-Indian War of 1962. At present, the ITBP guards 3,488 km long India-China borders ranging from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from this, the Force also has important roles in many internal security duties and operations against the Left-Wing Extremism in the state of Chhattisgarh. ITBP also conducts relief and rescue operations as ‘First Responders’ for natural calamities in the Himalayan region. However, conducting air strikes is not one of its functions.

Source: The Hindu