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  ‘Extreme Physical Fitness is Not a Virtue But a Necessity for ITBP Personnel’
  Director, ITBP Academy, Inspector General Harbhajan Singh
 
Director, ITBP Academy, Inspector General Harbhajan Singh
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This Academy was established in 1978 and since then, it has been imparting training to both officers as well men. Our training modules have kept pace with the evolving role of ITBP in national security matrix. This is the reason that ITBP has been successfully able to undertake any task given to it by the government of India. For instance, ITBP is now deployed in Left-wing extremism areas like Chhattisgarh. This is a new role and we have factored this in our courses. After all, it is the prerogative of the government to assign roles to the force. Our endeavour has always been to ensure that we are not found wanting in any capacity.
 
 

We have three broad categories of courses. The 54-week Basic Course for new inductees, the in-Service Courses which are in the category of refreshers courses and then, there are mandatory courses at each level of service for promotion to the next level. For instance, the junior command management course is for promotion from the rank of deputy commandant to second in command. The senior command management course is for promotion from the rank of second-in-command to commandant. The higher command management course is for promotion from the rank of commandant to
 
 
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