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13,000 more troops cleared for Nepal, Bhutan Borders, tri-junction area

The tri-junction area in Sikkim adjoins Bhutan and Tibet

Home Ministry | Nepal | Bhutan

Press Trust of India 

13,000 more troops cleared for Nepal, Bhutan Borders, tri-junction area

The government has sanctioned a dozen fresh battalions, comprising over 13,000 personnel for the and borders guarding force, to “fortify” defences along these fronts including the tri-junction area in Sikkim that adjoins and Tibet, officials said.

Though the Union has denied creation of a new field frontier for the border force, it has allowed the to create one out of three new sector — responsible for the operations of about 5-6 battalions — and it is expected to come up in the Delhi-NCR region.

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First Published: Thu, March 04 2021. 00:56 IST