ITBP chief visits LAC posts in Uttarakhand

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 1

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) today said the force’s Director General (DG) SS Deswal has been touring the frontier areas along the LAC in Uttarakhand as part of a move to review security preparedness and boost morale of the troops deployed there.

Officials said the DG visited the Mana post located at a height of 11,000 feet and the ITBP base at Joshimath in the border district of Chamoli as part of a four-day tour that began on Tuesday.

Addressing his men at “sainik sammelans (meeting with troops)” held at Mana and Joshimath, Deswal said the nation was “grateful” to them for their “commitment and dedication towards duty and safeguarding the borders” in the tough climatic conditions of the Himalayan region.

“The DG stressed on the need to focus on health and urged all personnel to make fitness their top priority. He also told jawans to ensure that they undertake 2-3 hours of exercise daily for leading a healthy life in the tough mountainous terrain,” the spokesperson of the force quoted him as saying.

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