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Dedicated to protect integrity of country: ITBP chief

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
June 26, 2020 17:43 IST
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Indo-Tibetan Border Police chief S S Deswal on Friday said his force and the army, currently in a standoff with Chinese troops in Ladakh, are "dedicated" to protect the integrity and sovereignty of the country.

IMAGE: ITBP personnel stand guard Zoji-La pass in Ladakh. Photograph: ANI Photo

Deswal, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service officer of the Haryana cadre, added the forces are ready to handle all challenges.

"The army and the ITBP are dedicated to the nation for protection of the integrity and sovereignty of the country as well as the borders," the ITBP director general told reporters in New Delhi.


He was speaking after reviewing a newly created over 1,000-bed COVID-19 care centre at a Radha Soami Satsang Beas facility in Chhattarpur.

Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on the night of June 15 in the biggest military confrontation between the two countries in over five decades.

The ITBP has reinforced its numbers in the Ladakh region along with other sectors of the Sino-India Line of Actual Control that is about 3,488 kms long and runs from the Karakoram Pass to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

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