SSB in for lengthy haul alongside Bhutan

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 15

The Ministry of Home Affairs is learnt to have advised the ITBP and SSB brass to organize their personnel for an extended winter haul at high-altitude border with China and Bhutan. Both the forces have been requested to position their calls for for necessities and inventory these for subsequent six months.

Sources within the ministry stated an in depth plan had been chalked out to hurry bulk provides of important commodities, together with winter tents, heaters, heat garments, sun shades and packaged meals.

“The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards borders with China, and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), deployed along the boundary with Bhutan and Nepal, have been asked to place their demands as early as possible. The government wants to make available the required commodities within 10 days,” sources stated.

The transfer is available in backdrop of ongoing tensions with China in Ladakh and the Indian forces have been advised to make sure unprecedented preparations to make sure Beijing doesn’t try any border incursions throughout winter.

Sources stated instructions had additionally been issued to the forces to remain put at their respective areas all by way of the winter to cope with any Chinese risk. During harsh winter months, each Indian and Chinese forces earlier used to withdraw from their patrolling areas.

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