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ITBP Personnel Celebrate Republic Day At 18,000 Ft. In Minus 30 Degree Temperature

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| January 26 , 2019 , 17:29 IST

Our Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated Republic Day will full zeal and enthusiasm in Ladakh and raised the bar of celebration. The brave personnel hoisted the national flag at 18,000 feet and -30 degree Celsius.

This magnificent tableau of grit and patriotism was photographed in Ladakh as India celebrated the day on which its supreme law, the Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950.

The ITBP is a specialized mountain force, most of whose officers and men are trained mountaineers and skiers -- and guards the border from Ladakh's Karakoram Pass to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

The ITBP also retweeted a small 12-second video of jawans carrying a flag through knee-deep snow at the India-China border in Uttarakhand.

On the occasion of the Republic Day, an ITBP officer, part of a security forces' team that killed LeT commander Abu Dujana in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017, was awarded the police medal for gallantry on the eve of the Republic Day.

Assistant Commandant (AC) Anurag Kumar Singh was deputed with the Army's Rashtriya Rifles that went into the operation in August 2017 in Pulwama where two militants each of the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Laskar-e-Taiba, including Dujana, were killed.