India to boost security at border

India to boost security at Chinese border region

Indian border security measures are increasing as tension with China persists. The ITBP will raise seven new battalions to guard the India-China border.

The undemarcated 3,800-km frontier between the nuclear-armed countries remained largely peaceful since the 1962 war. However, the clashes nearly three years ago severely strained relations. Consequently, India increased its security measures.

The ITBP primarily guards the India-China border. This border stretches from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh in India’s north to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh state in the east. Indian and Chinese troops have engaged in hand-to-hand clashes at some areas of the frontier in the past few years.


The new battalions were approved in a cabinet meeting. They are expected to be established by 2025/26. These battalions will cover 47 new border outposts and 12 staging camps of the ITBP. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur provided this information at a news conference. This initiative will allow India to boost its security.

Indian and Chinese troops had minor border scuffles in December in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh, also claimed by Beijing.

The clashes were the first since troops engaged in hand-to-hand combat in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh, adjacent to the Chinese-held Tibetan plateau. That incident led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese troops.

Source: dawn news


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