ITBP recommends gallantry awards for 21 personnel concerned in Ladakh faceoff with China

Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 14

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has advisable the names of 21 personnel for gallantry awards for his or her motion throughout faceoffs and skirmishes with Chinese troops in May-June 2020 alongside the Himalayan frontier.

In addition, 294 ITBP personnel have been awarded the Director General’s commendation rolls and insignias on the eve of Independence Day. Besides this, six personnel have been awarded for his or her braveness in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.

“The ITBP troops not only effectively used shields to protect themselves but also responded fiercely to PLA advancing troops and brought the situation under control,” an ITBP spokesman mentioned.

“With the highest order of professional skills, ITBP troops fought shoulder to shoulder and also brought the injured Indian Army troops to the rear,” he added.

Even when the ITBP troops fought the entire evening, they suffered minimal casualties and gave a befitting reply to the stone palters of the PLA. At locations, they had been concerned within the standoff for 17 to 20 hours all through the intervening nights, he mentioned.

Due to the excessive altitude coaching and manoeuvre expertise of the drive within the Himalayas deployments, the ITBP troops saved the PLA troops at bay and as a result of response of ITBP jawans at nearly all fronts, many areas had been safeguarded within the hypersensitive sector, the ITBP claimed.

The Force additionally advisable the names of 318 ITBP personnel and 40 different Central Armed Police Forces personnel for the Union Home Minister Special Operation Medals for his or her providers within the battle towards the Covid-19.

The ITBP has been on the forefront of the Covid-19 battle since January 2020 when it had established the most important quarantine facility in Chhawla Camp for evacuees from Wuhan and Italy.

Besides dedicating its hospitals for Covid-19 sufferers of the central forces, it is usually taking care of the world’s largest 10,000 mattress capability Sardar Patel Covid19 Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Beas, New Delhi, since July 5.

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