The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans are one of the most important Central Armed Police Forces of India.
Their primary role is to guard the Indo-China border in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
But the ITBP is not just a border guard force. It is also deployed in disaster situations, anti-Naxal operations as well as UN missions. They are also deployed to guard poll booths in sensitive regions.
The ITBP personnel are guarding the poll booths in Manipur where elections are on.
Security aside, the brave men are also doing something that is certain to win the hearts of not just the people of Manipur but all of India.
At the poll booths, the jawans are helping the elderly who come to cast their votes.
Some of them so old that they need to be carried to the poll booth.
This compassionate side of the jawans makes us immensely proud of them.
Because those who can care for the old and infirm can be a worthy protector.
Today was the first of the two phases in Manipur elections. The second will be held on March 8.
Manipur is a politically sensitive state where clashes between local groups have been happening for the last few months. The state’s insurgency situation is also grim.