Ladakh Police

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Ladakh Police
Ladakh Police Insignia
Ladakh Police Insignia
MottoKhidmat aur Himmat
(Service & Courage)
Agency overview
Formed31 October, 2019
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionLadakh, India
Map of the Ladakh Police's jurisdiction (lighter shade denotes claimed but not controlled areas)
Size59,146 km²
Legal jurisdictionLadakh
Governing bodyGovernment of India
General nature
Operational structure
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Ladakh Police is the police agency responsible for law enforcement and investigations within the Union territory of Ladakh, India. It came into existence on 31 October 2019.


The union territory of Ladakh was formed on 31 October as a result of provisions contained within the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.[3] The region was previously part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and policing was the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. A new organisation for the police force of Ladakh was created as part of the reorganisation.[4]

Organizational structure[edit]

Ladakh Police is under the direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of India. It is headed by an Additional Director General of Police (IGP).


  1. ^ "LG, UT HQRS, Head of Police to have Sectts at both Leh, Kargil: Mathur". 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Umang Narula made adviser to Ladakh's Lt Governor, SS Khandare appointed police head".
  3. ^ "What is the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019?". 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "लद्दाख की अपनी होगी खाकी, जम्मू-कश्मीर पुलिस भी दिल्ली की तरह उप राज्यपाल को करेगी रिपोर्ट". Amar Ujala (in Hindi).