ITBP personnel getting training in snow condition at M and Si Auli in Uttarakhand.
ITBP personnel getting training in snow condition at M and Si Auli in Uttarakhand.

Training in harsh conditions is what makes ITBP jawans 'Himveer'

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2019 17:03 IST

Auli (Uttarakhand [India], Jan 28 (ANI): The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been training its men in snow conditions at M and SI Auli where the temperature dips to minus 15 degree Celsius.
The training includes unarmed combat and martial arts where the ITBP personnel could be seen practicing karate without any clothes over their bodies.
The ITBP has been deployed to the icy heights of the Himalayas primarily from 9,000 to 18,750 feet where almost all the places offer bone-chilling cold and snow conditions prevailing throughout the year.
Due to their continuous deployment in these conditions, the ITBP personnel are known as 'Himveers or the snow braves of the Himalayas.'
Such training in the snow conditions provides them with the conditioning of the body and mind so that they would be ready to battle when needed.
ITBP Auli is a specialised training centre of the nation which trains the ITBP and other police forces in mountaineering, skiing, and rafting.
Besides this, the institute also trains the Antarctica Expedition groups of the nation every year and imports them the pre-training for the voyage to the scientists and other members. (ANI)

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