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Krishna Chaudhary appointed as Chief of ITBP

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Senior IPS officer Krishna Chaudhary has been appointed as the Director General of border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). He will succeed Subhas Goswami, who retired on December 31, 2014. Chaudhary was a 1979-batch Bihar cadre officer and he is currently the Director General of the Railway Protection Force. Chaudhary will be in office till June 2017.

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  • ITBP is strong force comprising 50,000 personnel to secure the 3,488 km border with China.
  • The ITBP is one of the eight Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act, in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
  • ITBP’s motto is ShauryaDridataKarm Nishtha which means Valour–DeterminationDevotion to Duty. 
  • The Governing body of ITBP is the Ministry of Home Affairs.