No Chinese threat on Sino-Indian border in Arunachal: ITBP DG
There has been no threat from the Chinese along the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director General Ranjit Kumar Bhatia said today.india Updated: Apr 04, 2010 19:13 IST
There has been no threat from the Chinese along the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Director General Ranjit Kumar Bhatia said today.
"There is no indication of threat by Chinese soldiers on Arunachal Pradesh territory. The morale of the people on the border are high," Bhatia, who accompanied Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a recent visit, told PTI at Chariduar sector headquarters of ITBP here.
ITBP, which replaced Assam Rifles in Arunachal Pradesh in 2004 as a back-up force to the Army, has taken up a project of setting up border police sectors in North-East in addition to the existing three at Tezpur, Itanagar and Gangtok, he said.
Priority would be given to recruit more local youths in the force to make it more effective, Bhatia said.
"The force is now manning 1126 km of Sino-Indian border from Karakoram Leh in Jammu and Kashmir to Dipola Pass near Myanmar border. It will further be upgraded to cover more forward areas," he said.