NEW DELHI: Indo-Tibetan Border Police official and mountaineer Jot Singh has been honoured with the Tenzing Norgay national adventure award by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Singh, who has been undertaking expeditions with the border guarding force for a long time, was decorated with the award during the national games awards presentation ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday.
Known as the special force for mountaineering skills, 11 ITBP personnel have got this honour till date.
The force has scaled more than 200 peaks across the globe successfully and Inspector Jot Singh is one of the best mountaineers of ITBP, who has also scaled the Mount Everest, an official said.
The mountain-trained force has been deployed primarily to guard high altitude Indo-China border since 1962.