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ITBP passing-out parade

By Correspondent

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 25 - A spectacular passing-out parade by 542 newly-recruited constables of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was recently held at the Recruitment and Training Centre (RTC) parade ground at Kimin along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, 25 km from North Lakhimpur.

The parade ceremony was held on February 16 where ITBP recruits took oath after the successful completion of 24 weeks of rigorous training.

Dipesh Juneja, IG, ITBP, took the salute at the march past as the chief guest of the ceremony. The welcome address of the ceremony was delivered by Mandhir Ekka, DIG, RTC, Kimin. DIG Ekka said that the ITBP has been deployed along the Indo-China border, covering 3,488 km at altitudes ranging from 9,000 to 18,750 feet above the sea level. Their deployment is in the world�s most inhospitable terrain with adverse climatic conditions where the temperature dips up to minus 40 degree Celsius.

IG Dipesh Juneja stressed the importance of internal security and border guarding. He emphasised that the young constables have to be mentally and physically tough to face the challenges while performing their duties.

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