Guwahati: In a bid to counter China’s assertion on the Northesat state, a total of six new battalions of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will be deployed in the Arunachal Pradesh.
According to reports, the six ITBP battalions to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh are among the seven new battalions that the union government sanctioned recently.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has sanctioned the seven battalions in February this year that will comprise of 9400 personnel in total.
Moreover, there have been several instances in recent times, where clashes were reported from border areas in Arunachal Pradesh.
In December last year, Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed in Yangtze near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Troopers of both sides “exchanged blows after hundreds of Chinese soldiers transgressed into India’s side of the boundary”.
It may be mentioned here that tensions between India and China have been running high after the Chinese government renamed at lease eleven (11) locations in Arunachal Pradesh recently.
On the other hand, the Indian government is putting in all-out efforts to develop the villages along the China border in Arunachal Pradesh as tourist’ hub.
Experts believed that the border villages in Arunachal Pradesh are being developed as tourists’ hubs to assert dominance over China near along the LAC.
It may be mentioned here that tensions between India and China escalated after the Chinese government ‘renamed’ at least eleven (11) locations in Arunachal Pradesh.
China refers to Arunachal Pradesh as ‘Zangnan’ and considers it to be “South Tibet”.
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