Indo-Tibetan Border Police mountaineers have created history. ITBP personnel successfully climbed Mount Dom Khang located in North Sikkim. Significantly, Mount Dom Khang is located at 7,250 meters i.e. 23,786 feet above sea level. ITBP gave this information.
Taking to its official Twitter handle, ITBP said on Saturday that two teams of its top climbers successfully scaled one of the highest mountains of the country- Mount Dom Khang on September 22 and 23. The force also informed that this peak has been successfully climbed for the first time by any party in the country. ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said that as per IMF records, this is the first climb by any team to this peak. ITBP jawans have also opened the way for future missions by climbing this mountain.
ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said that in two consecutive days, two teams climbed this mountain peak. The first team, which is being called Rope One, was led by Deputy Commandant Anoop Kumar, while Rope-2 was led by Commandant Ratan Singh Sonal. In both these teams, a total of 13 personnel, including a woman employee, were involved. Both these teams were flagged off under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
It is noteworthy that the ITBP or Indo-Tibetan Border Police was established in the year 1962. This force is a special Central Armed Police Force. ITBP personnel are deployed along the 3,488 km Indo-China border from Karakoram in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.