A total of 525 constables passed out from the elite Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Recruit Training Center (RTC) at Illuppaikudi in Sivaganga district on Tuesday.
Inspector General, Central Frontier, Sanjeev Raina took the salute and reviewed the passing out parade of the 476th General Service Cadre Group. He swore in officers who pledged to discharge their duties protecting the nation with honesty and sincerity.
Appreciating the quality of the parade, Mr. Raina insisted on the need to put the Nation before its comfort.
The Inspector General presented trophies to recruits who placed first in endurance training, drill, shooting, physical fitness, weaponry, sports and for best overall performance.
Later, while speaking to the press, Mr Raina said the recruits had been stationed in hostile terrain on the northeastern borders.
He added that the force had undergone new training in weaponry, unarmed combat, field engineering and police tactics.
The colorful swooning parade was followed by a display by the constables of their skills in martial arts, physical training, aerobic exercise and coordinated exercise.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Ranbir Singh was present.
The event was watched by the families of the constables fainting.
The recruits had completed 44 weeks of training in weapons handling, map reading, drill, karate, combat gear, field gear, homeland security, border security and disaster management.
The ITBP is an elite central armed police force established in 1962 to guard the nation’s borders following the Indochinese conflict.