New Delhi: In an effort to strengthen its position along the Sino-Indian border, the government has decided to provide more than 100 satellite phones, all terrain vehicles and oxygen cylinders to the ITBP.
The troops deployed at icy-glacial heights will also get high-altitude clothing at par with Army soldiers who are deployed at the Siachin glacier.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has also sanctioned computers, recovery vehicles, fibre reinforced polymer huts, high-power snow cutters, deep search mine metal detectors, hand grenade stimulator`s and other surveillance devices for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police troops.
Addressing his men before the 48th Raising Day of the force, ITBP Director-General Vikram Srivastava today said that the troops will also be provided with modern Border Out-Post (BOP) equipped with solar power generating apparatus.
"Every BOP will be provided with two 620 litres capacity oxygen cylinders. A number of such initiatives have been taken for the benefit of our troops posted at these difficult areas," Srivastava said.
The DG also said four battalions (4000 men) of the force would be soon inducted for anti-naxal operations in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
The ITBP has also been sanctioned ration at par with the Army, he said.