New Delhi. Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer RK Pachnanda took charge as the new Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in New Delhi June 30.
He replaces Krishna Chaudhary, who on superannuation, handed over the customary baton to Mr Pachnanda in a function held at the Force HQ here.
Mr Pachnanda, who is a 1983 batch IPS officer of the West Bengal cadre, is the 29th Chief of the ITBP.
Prior to the appointment as DG ITBP, he has served in various capacities as Commissioner of Police, Kolkata and DG NDRF. He has been decorated with Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1999 and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2007.
Known for the mountaineering skills, ITBP, the 90,000 personnel strong Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) primarily guards the 3,488 km Indo-China border at Border Out Posts (BOPs) located at freezing heights up to 18,700 ft in the upper Himalayas.