The government has sanctioned a dozen fresh SSB
battalions, comprising over 13,000 personnel for the Nepal
borders guarding force, to “fortify” defences along these fronts including the tri-junction area in Sikkim that adjoins Bhutan
and Tibet, officials said.
Though the Union Home Ministry
has denied creation of a new field frontier for the border force, it has allowed the SSB
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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