Ladakh (SunstarTV Bureau): Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans celebrated Diwali in Ladakh, yesterday.
ITBP who guard the country’s 2,488-km de-factor border with China, celebrated Diwali at a height 17,000 feet in Ladakh’s sub-zero temperatures. They sang ‘Jai Aambe Gauri’ in chorus to pay gratitude to the Goddess Parvati.
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the nation to light a diya, a traditional earthen lamp, on Diwali for the soldiers guarding India’s borders.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is India’s primary border patrol organization with its border with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. It is one of the seven 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.