ITBP receives best marching contingent trophy for record 6th time

The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the Best Marching Contingent trophy for Republic Day Parade 2018 to the Director General Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Shri R.K. Pachnanda, in New Delhi on February 23, 2018. The Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre is also seen.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been adjudged as the best marching contingent among paramilitary and other auxiliary forces marched at Republic Day Parade 2018 at Rajpath. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister presented the prestigious trophy to Shri R K Pachnanda, Director General ITBP and Assistant Commandant Shri Akshay Deshmukh, the parade commander of the ITBP contingent in an official function here today.

148 member contingent represented the ITBP which has participated in the parade after two year’s gap. The Contingent represented all formations of the Force comprising members from almost all Units of the Force.

ITBP has won the best contingent trophy in the category for the record 6th time. The Force had been adjudged with the best contingent in the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2011.