Shri Surjeet Singh Deswal

Shri Surjeet Singh Deswal, IPS (HY-84)

I feel a deep sense of pride and honour at being given the opportunity to lead this elite Central Armed Police Force - The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in the 57th year of its dedicated service to the Nation. Safe guarding of our international border in the most uncongenial and difficult conditions in the greater Himalayas are our core mandate. Apart from this, we have also been deployed for anti naxal operations, internal security and protection duties in high profile locations. We have been widely appreciated as ambassadors of rescue and relief during any disasters in Himalayan states. Himveers have earned honour for their excellent performance in UN and Indian Missions abroad. The stubborn zeal and dedication of our men has always been commendable.

I felicitate all ranks of the Force and extend my heartiest congratulations on their fulfilling our commitments and allotted tasks. I will prioritise my coming days for promoting a more effective working environment based on mutual respect and camaraderie amongst all ranks, ensure Force up gradation, develop basic infrastructure and facilities with particular focus on our border units and make sure the highest level of security consciousness amongst our rank and file.

I will also work for the welfare of the ITBP troops working in different security horizons. I would like to deliver more on various resource development within the Force so that multi talented Himveers and the Force assets are fully utilised. Ensuring the highest standards of operational preparedness to meet present and emerging challenges and providing requisite welfare measures for ex-ITBP personnel and NOKs of Martyrs are also high on my priorities.

I am sure that we will continue to serve the nation in the fullest spirit of our motto ‘Shaurya, Dridhata, Karmnishtha’.

Wish you all and families a very Happy New Year. May it bring us prosperity and bright future.


(S S Deswal)
Director General
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force