ITBPF was conceived on October 24, 1962 under the CRPF Act in the wake of the Chinese conflict.
It has been entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the 3488 km long India – China border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh
ITBPF also provides security to VVIP/VIPs and protects vital installations which include Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Vice President’s House, Parliament House and Raj Bhawan in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
Played a decisive role in combating militancy in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and the North- East and has now been inducted in Chhattisgarh for anti – Naxal operations.
ITBPF also provides security cover to the yatris of Kailash Mansarover Yatra.
UN peace keeping operations: The Force personnel have been deployed for peacekeeping operations in Angola, Namibia, Cambodia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Mozambique and Kosovo.
Commemorative stamp dedicated to the force was released in Oct 2012.