ITBP to set up 47 new outposts on India-China border

NEW DELHI: In wake of the Galwan Valley clash between Indian and Chinese troops amid tensions on the Line of Actual Control, the government has given approval to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to set up 47 Border Outposts (BoPs) to step up vigil along the border.
The announcement in this regard was made by Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy while addressing the 59th Raising Day function, in Greater Noida, of the ITBP.
The ITBP, which is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) that come under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is responsible for guarding the 3,488 km long India-China border.
The Minister also said that 28 types of new vehicles have been provided to the ITBP, which has been allotted a budget of Rs 7,223 crore. In his address, Reddy said that Indian culture speaks about “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which gives the message of world peace, but, “at the same time, our culture also gives us the mantra to fully empower ourselves for every kind of adverse situation created by the enemy”.
Noting that since its inception in 1962, the ITBP has been protecting India`s borders, he said: “No matter whatever the difficulties, ITBP jawans perform their duties with high morale and patriotism in the service of Mother India.”