To counter China’s military buildup, India orders moving of strategic ITBP command to Leh

NEW DELHI: Amid growing concerns over the Chinese military buildup along the eastern flank of the country, the Government has ordered moving a strategic ITBP command from its current base in Chandigarh by over 960 km to the border of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said Thursday.

The North West (NW) frontier of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), tasked to guard the 3,488-km long Sino-India border in peace times, is headed by an Inspector General (IG) of police-rank officer, which is equivalent to a Major General rank in the Army. (AGENCIES)