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ITBP to create 35 new border posts along China border

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  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

    Jul 1, 2011
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    Thirty five new border posts will be created and additional ITBP personnel deployed in a phased manner to bolster security on Sino-India frontier, which has seen a spate of incursions from the Chinese recently.

    Outgoing Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force Ajay Chadha said while 98 border posts along the frontier, many of them in high altitudes, will see an increase in troop numbers, 35 new posts will be created.

    “This is a comprehensive plan and we will be completing this task in a phased manner by the year 2017,â€￾ Mr. Chadha said.


    The new border posts will require additional personnel, which will be done by drawing manpower from new recruitments.

    At present, India has over 150 border posts along this icy frontier and the paramilitary personnel guard 3,488 kms of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

    The DG said the force is also enhancing the communication and other operational requirements of the personnel at these posts, a number of which face heavy snow and blizzard conditions year long.

    The ITBP chief, however, refrained from commenting on the current border scenario as a number of incursion attempts and instances by the Chinese military have been reported recently.

    “We are diligently carrying out our task on the border,â€￾ Mr. Chadha said on the recent reports of incursion.

    In order to provide the troops succour from cold weather at these high-altitude posts, a new variety of ‘Bukhaaris’ (stoves) are being provided.

    Mr. Chadha, a 1977-batch IPS officer of AGMU cadre, will retire on Saturday after serving as its chief for close to nine months.
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  2. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    That is a great development along the LAC. Infra has to be developed for quick deployment.
  3. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Government has sanctioned Rs 1,260 crore to fortify and upgrade jawans’ facilities in far-flung ITBP posts located along the Sino-Indian border.

    The funds will be used to enhance the living conditions of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police border guards at 69 posts in the icy Himalayan locations along the 3,488km Sino-Indian frontier.

    “At 69 out posts (of ITBP), we want to give solar-backed power in an eco-friendly way so that our jawans in front posts have electricity 24 hours… this is one of the big spending that we are going to do in ITBP and (also) upgrade forward posts,” Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the 52nd Raising Day celebrations of the paramilitary in New Delhi.

    Singh, who officiated as the chief guest of the event, said the idea behind sanctioning the amount was not only to make these border posts “strong” but also provide the interior locations with “water and electricity” as the troops of the paramilitary work in extremely harsh weather conditions.

    “These troopers work at an altitude of 9,000-18,000 feet and we at the Ministry of Home Affairs are determined to help the ITBP as much as we can,” Singh said.

    The Minister complimented the force for their efforts in providing relief and rescue during the recent flash floods and rains in Uttarakhand.

    “We know about your problems and we are trying to address them,” he said in his speech made to the troops at its base in South Delhi.

    The ITBP was raised as a border guarding force in the wake of the 1962 Chinese aggression and the force has 56 battalions (56,000 personnel) at present.

    Apart from border guarding duties, the force is also deployed to render a variety of internal security duties in the country, including conducting anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.

    Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt...s-1260-cr-1191955.html?utm_source=ref_article
  4. Nexus

    Nexus 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Oct 25, 2013
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    atlast Indian lion is preparing.... i am waiting for Chinese reaction.
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