Make Mandarin should for troops, ITBP instructed

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 18

In view of the continued skirmish with the Chinese forces on the borders and in addition to counter their intelligent ways repeatedly, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested the ITBP, which guards India’s borders with China, to make its troops posted on the ahead line proficient in Mandarin, the language, which is spoken by majority within the neighbouring nation.

Sources within the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) stated, at a time when the deployment of the drive’s personnel alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has elevated manifold in view of the continued border stress “we have been asked to improve our personnel’s language skills to better manoeuver the moves made by the forces on the other side of the border”.  

As a part of the train, ITBP prime management has requested its official at its coaching academy in Mussoorie to work out a sophisticated course in Mandarin. “We already have a preliminary language course in Chinese, which is offered to a limited number of personnel. But now we have asked the academy to work out an advance course, so that our troopers deployed at LAC become proficient both in speaking and writing,” stated a senior official, including that the intention is to make the complete drive with a energy of 90,000 to study the language as per their requirement.  

“Earlier, the Chinese language programme was there, but now the course is being developed in a more planned manner. Every officer and jawan has to complete the course, which will include basic learning and refresher courses,” stated the official.

Even the Army personnel will likely be taught Chinese language on the ITBP facility in Mussoorie, the place the work is in progress to revamp the curriculum, as the main focus can be extra on audio and video classes, the officers stated.

Currently on the borders, ITBP jawans use a only a few Chinese expressions like “Ni Hao”, which suggests “Namaskar” and “Hui Ku”, which suggests “Go back”, however quickly the troopers will likely be utilizing banners written in Mandarin and can be capable to higher talk with their counterparts on the opposite facet of the border.

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