The government wants to strengthen the ITBP along the border by increasing the number of jawans along the Indo-China border and insist on increasing surveillance.
The tension between India and China in Ladakh has been steadily increasing for the last one month. In the same week, 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in violent clashes between the armies of the two countries in the Galwan Valley. It is feared that China may again carry out a similar encounter. At present, the two armies are face to face in three places in Ladakh. Meanwhile, two thousand Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel can be sent to the border areas adjoining China to increase surveillance on the border and strengthen India in the current standoff between the two armies.
ITBP jawans are currently doing duty in different parts of the country. However, in the face of deteriorating conditions in Ladakh, there is talk of sending them completely to the border. A senior government official told the news agency that 20 ITBP companies could be sent along the borders with China.
ITBP jawans have been engaged in guarding the 3488 km border between India and China for a long time. They have been posted at 180 border posts from Karakoram Pass to Union Territory of Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh. It is believed that if there is no peace on the Indo-China border for some days, violent incidents can happen further. Former Army Chief General VP Malik has said that a small spark also takes the form of fire when soldiers are face to face.
Let me tell you that on the intervening night of June 15-16, there was an encounter between India and the Chinese army in the Galvan valley. 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in this, while 43 soldiers from China also died. However, while India has given information about its martyred and wounded soldiers, China has not made any disclosure about it so far. The Chinese media also suppressed this news.