From a Correspondent
Tezpur, Sept 30: M S Rawat, Inspector General, NE, FTR, ITBP recently tabled a high-level meeting for two days with the senior officers of ITBP at the head office, Bihaguri in Sonitpur district to discuss some important issues and review interl strategies of the border areas.
Rawat, while interacting with media persons, said, “Chi has a better edge and advancement in some particular fields compared to India. It has developed significantly in the surface sector like roadways, airways and waterways. While Indian Army forces have to perform their duty of patrolling the border areas by walking miles, Chinese Army have the benefit of transportation facility.”
Rawat further said, “ITBPF was raised on October 24, 1962. Currently, ITBP is deployed in border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Aruchal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of Indo-Chi border and 1,622 km of Northeast areas manning border outposts on altitudes ranging from 9000’ to 18700’ in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the Indo-Chi Border. But, one of the major problems we face in border areas is telephone connectivity and due to poor connectivity, it becomes very difficult to communicate vital information. Nevertheless, our forces are well determined and completely ready to face any challenges to protect the tion.”