They are also referred to as the ITBP 'Himveers', the personnel raised patriotic slogan like "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Vande Matram". ITBP, the specialised mountain force most of whose officers and men are trained mountaineers and skiers guard the 3,488 km border from Ladakh's Karakoram Pass to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
ITBP, Indo-Tibetan Border Police was raised on October 24, 1962 for reorganizing the frontier intelligence and security set up along the Indo-Tibetan border. Only four Battalions were sanctioned to begin with. ITBP was initially raised under the CRPF Act.