ITBP Will Continue LAC Policing With Patrolling Even After Military disengagement
The Defence Ministry had stated that the 10th round of the India-China Corps Commander Level meeting was held on the Chinese side of the Moldo/Chushul border meeting point. Prior to this, our Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had on Friday completed the disengagement process at the tense Pangong Tso sector of Ladakh.
The two sides positively appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of frontline troops in the Pangong Lake area noting that it was a significant step forward that provided a good basis for resolution of other remaining issues along LAC in the Western Sector.
Continuous efforts are being taken to simmer down the border deadlock. India and China on Sunday concluded the 16-hour long 10th round of Corps commander level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of LAC.
As the disengagement process between India and China at the Line Of Actual Control proceeds, it has been revealed that the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) will continue its policing of the LAC by patrolling the areas in Ladakh.
ITBP DG SS Deswal informed about the patrolling in the LAC area. This disengagement has ensured that the two military as do not confront each interface to face.
Government has given the mandate of border policing to ITBP and they will continue to conduct short and long-range patrol as part of LAC policing. Patrolling will also be strengthened to ensure that there are no gaps. Army will be withdraw and hold certain key positions behind the ITBP.