Nearly 358 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) sub-inspectors were passed out from basic training camp (BTC), Bhanu, near here on Friday.
Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju, who was the chief guest on the occasion, took the salute in a passing-out parade ceremony held at BTC, Bhanu. Director general, ITBP, Subhas Goswami was also present on the occasion.
The training of sub inspectors, which continued for more than 48 weeks, started on August 19 last year.
The training included physical training, drill, firing, weapon handling and that also on counter insurgency.
“The basic training centre was first set up in Madhya Pradesh and then shifted to Kullu and in 1991 it came to Bhanu. Even the personnel who are sent to foreign mission are trained here. The dog squads are also trained here. The ITBP is ready for any challenge whether it is border or any internal emergency,” Goswami said.
Rijiju congratulated the newly inducted sun inspectors and exhorted them to dedicate themselves to the country and accept all challenges of ITBP with full confidence and with smiling face.