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Additional 2,000 ITBP troops may be sent to Sino-India border amid standoff

The ITBP guards the 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control between India and China, along with the Indian Army.

An army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh highway on Wednesday, after Indian soldiers had a violent standoff with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh	 file photo:pti
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The ITBP personnel, currently engaged in different duties in various parts of the country, is being requisitioned in view of the prevailing situation in Ladakh

Press Trust of India New Delhi
About 2,000 additional troops of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) may be sent to forward locations along the Sino-India border to strengthen vigil amid the standoff between the Indian Army and Chinese troops in Ladakh.
The ITBP personnel, currently engaged in different duties in various parts of the country, is being requisitioned in view of the prevailing situation in Ladakh.
About 20 additional companies (2,000 troops) are likely to the deployed in different locations of the Sino-Indian border, a senior government official said.
 
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First Published: Jun 21 2020 | 1:27 PM IST

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