18000 Feet, -30 Degree Celsius, Himalayas and Indian Tricolor. ITBP’s Himveers raised Indian Flag at icy heights of Himalayas

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The 69th Republic Day celebration is being celebrated all over the country. India flaunted its military prowess and cultural diversity at the 69th Republic Day parade at the Rajpath in the presence of 10 ASEAN leaders.

This Republic Day will be remembered for ages for its uniqueness. BSF’s Women personnel stunt show and various others glorified the event. It has boosted the love and respect of every Indian citizen toward the nation.

In an addition, Soldiers of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) raised the Indian Tricolor at harsh, freezing temperature of -30 degree Celsius at height of 18,000 feet in the Himalayas.

The video was released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Republic Day. The official Twitter handle of ITBP posted the video as a part of their Republic Day celebration. As soon as the video hit the social media it gone viral and became trending. The video showed the Jawans of ITBP marching on the ice-laden terrains of the Himalayas with the Indian flag in their hands.

The march ended with the hoisting of the flag at 18000 feet height and the temperature was minus 30. It is considered quite complex, dangerous and inaccessible than the Panchachuli Hill. Due to the bad and unpredictable weather here, the fear of snowstorm always remains intact. The celebration shows the passion and dedication of our soldiers towards the country.

The video was posted by the official Twitter handle of ITBP as a part of their Republic Day celebration from the icy heights of Himalayas.

हिमाद्रि तुंग श्रृंग से प्रबुद्ध शुद्ध भारती… #Himveers of #ITBP with #NationalFlag somewhere in the #Himalayas. Happy #RepublicDay2018 from the #Himveers from the icy heights of the #Himalayas जय हिन्द! #ITBP @PIB_India

The tweet quickly went viral with over a thousand re-tweets and more than two thousand likes already.

A Twitter user wrote, “Freedom in our spirit, Strength in our words, Purity in our actions, Pride in our souls, let us salute our country – India Happy Republic Day’ and others also joined hands in saluting the soldiers.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India, raised on 24 October 1962, under the CRPF Act. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 km of Indo-China Border and manning Border Outposts on altitudes ranging from 9000’ to 18700’ in the Western, Middle and Eastern sectors of the Indo-China Border.

ITBPF is a specialized mountain force and most of the officers and men are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers. Being the first responder for the natural disaster, ITBPF has been carrying out numerous rescue and relief operations across the country.

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