Belgaum: Additional Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police Anirudh Uppal laid the foundation stone for a full-fledged training centre of the ITBP in Belgaum on Saturday.
The centre will train a battalion of 1,200 personnel. Inspector General of Police (Northern Range) N. Shivakumar, Additional Superintendent of Police Pangam and senior officials of the ITBP were present.
Mr. Uppal told presspersons that the State Government had provided 250 acres of land free to establish the centre.
A sum of Rs. 200 crore would be spent on the centre. Work on it would start in six months after completion of a digital survey of the site, he said. The work would be taken up by the Central Public Works Department, he said.
He said that the centre would create employment opportunities to local people and even motivate them to join the paramilitary forces of the country.
Pramod Asthana, IGP of ITBP, who will head the centre, said that the selection of Belgaum was in consideration of its historical background.