ITBP to raise 13 more battalions to be based across country
Madurai: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has proposed to raise 13 more battalions to be based across the country, a top official has said.
The battalions could also be used by states during elections, ITBP DGP R K Bhatia said after the "bhoomi puja" (ground breaking) ceremony for a permanent camp of the force,
the first in south, at Idyapatti near here last evening.
Another camp would come up in Belgaum in Karnataka, he told reporters adding the camps would ensure presence of paramilitary forces at various places facilitating faster
mobility of the personnel for internal security and other duties, including elections.
Besides, ITBP personnel deployed in high altitude border areas where oxygen supply was low were shifted to plains after two years of service in the borders, he pointed out.
He said 2,500 personnel, mostly from the southern states, would be recruited for the force.
An ITBP training centre would come up in Sivaganga, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s native district and Parliamentary constituency, Bhatia said.
The Idyapatti camp would be constructed in three years on a 80 acre site given by Tamil Nadu government.
The battalion with 1,100 personnel, including officers, would function from temporary structure which would be built in six months, he said.
To a question, he said ITBP required 60 acres of land for setting up camps. If any state government provided land, they would be willing to set up camps.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: US army's joint exercise with Indian Army and their consolation on Uri attack
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak
- DNA: Analysis of Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan
- PM Modi slams Pakistan govt during his speech in Kozhikode
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak - Part II
- SHOCKING VIDEO: This man was trying to take selfie with python - You won't believe what happened next!
- Donald Trump praises Hindu community's contributions to US
- Uri effect? India, Afghanistan bypass Pak to set up exclusive air corridor
- Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers 10 GB data at 1 GB rate
- Govt calls meet on Indus Water Treaty; Water Resources Ministry, MEA to brief PM Modi