ITBP to Guard Dhan Singh Thapa post near Finger 3 again

New Delhi:

With a focus on India-China disengagement in Warm spring, Gogra and Depsang plains, the Indo-Tibetan Border Cops (ITBP) will safeguard the Dhan Singh Thapa post near Finger 3 along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), stated people familiar with the matter.

As the Indian Army withdraws its soldiers, ITBP will take control of the forward locations along the LAC, they said.”Once Army withdrawal is completed, ITBP will resume its patrolling tasks and take control of the forward areas,” stated a senior official, who did not want to be determined. According to the contract, fullscale patrolling would be resumed just after the military and diplomatic talks in between the 2 sides. India shares a 3,488-km border with China which runs along the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, and the Union Area of Ladakh. ITBP is the border safeguarding force at the India-China border. During the nine-month stand-off, ITBP made extra implementation in all three sectors– western, eastern and middle.”We are keeping an eye on the scenario at the border and might rotate our forces in the coming days,” an ITBP official stated on condition of anonymity. The disengagement process, started early this month, has been completed on both banks of the Pangong Lake. The 2 sides drew back soldiers, tanks and military devices from the banks of Pangong Tso, which became a flashpoint in the extended border disagreement. To reinforce the security forces released at the border, the federal government just recently sped up numerous infrastructure tasks along the LAC.The Cabinet Committee on Security approved production of 18 border patrol tracks in Arunachal Pradesh. In 2015, the house ministry assigned Rs 12,435 crore for expediting building of 32 roads on India-China border under Phase-2. China, according to India, is in unlawful profession of 38,000 sq km location in Ladakh and claims 90,000 sq km in Arunachal Pradesh. The undemarcated LAC has actually been a continuous source of stress but both sides have actually handled it well through a bunch of protocols enshrined in the 1993 and 1996 peace and serenity contracts.

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