Water wing of ITBP celebrates 10th raising day at camp in Assam

New Delhi: 

Today Water Wing of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force celebrated its 10th Raising Day at ITBP camp, Tezpur, Assam. Water Wing was established on 12th June, 2012.

Shri GC Purohit, DIG (Tezpur), the Chief Guest , speaking on this occasion said “Water Wing is going to play very critical role in security of our nation. Climate change and frequent disasters will increase its importance in future.”

Commandant Water Wing Dr Deepak Kumar Pandey, highlighted the role of water wing in conflict scenario and security of water bodies near international borders. He elaborated  upon the role of Water Wing in security of Pengong Tso, Indus river, Chang Chenmo river, and Shyok river in Laddakh and many rivers like Brahmaputra etc in North Eastern India.

On the occasion of Raising Day  an excellent display of its professional competence was organised by Water Wing.

In one demonstration, the operation of patrolling in rivers was displayed.

In other demonstration, a highly difficult and specialised action of rescue of a drowning victim and his  evacuation through boat and ambulance  was shown. 

Water Wing of ITBP was established to do patrolling in water bodies, provide logistic support to BOP connected with water bodies, to help in disaster management during water based disasters, and to provide training to personnel of ITBP in water based operations.

Water Wing is a pan-India organization with role envisaged in all parts of Himalayas and adjoining alluvial plains of Ganga, Brahmaputra, Indus and others rivers.

Water Wing has its headquarter at Tezpur, Assam.

ITBP is guarding 3384 kms of border from Karakoram in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh. It is considered one of the best mountain security force in the world.

During the Raising Day function of Water Wing apart from Shri GC Purohit, DIG, Sector HQ Tezpur, Dr Balraj Begra, DIG (Medical), Commandant IB Jha ,55 battalion, Dr Deepak Pandey, Commandant, Water Wing , Shri Sanjay Kumar, second in command, Shri Ashutosh Bisht, Deputy Commandant, Shri Prem Singh, Assistant Commandant, Shri Bhanwar Singh, Assistant Commandant and many others officers along with hundreds of subordinate officers and jawans were present.


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