The Union Home Ministry (MHA) has put Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITB) and Shastra Seema Bal (SSB) guarding the country’s international border on alert following recent border tension between India and China.
Amid the ongoing standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China, the Home Ministry has asked its forces to further strengthen its positions in eastern Ladakh, as well as in Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1080 km border with China.
Accordingly, the Home Ministry has decided to move additional troops towards the international border in Arunachal Pradesh.
The ITBP has also been asked to remain alert on Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Sikkim borders. “Both the border guarding agencies (ITBP and SSB) have been directed to increase vigil on India-Nepal-China TRI-Junction and the Kalapani region in Uttarakhand,” officials in the Home Ministry said.
The latest development took place when People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was blocked by the Indian forces after the Chinese tried to manoeuvre several heights near the southern bank of Pangong Tso, Rezang La, Requin La and Spanggur Gap on August 29-30.
Amid ongoing talk between Indian and Chinese side, the armed forces, guarding India’s borders, have reportedly been asked to remain on high alert along the Line of Actual Control.