Uttarakhand CM Nishank calls for specialised mountain force

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 14:21

Dehradun: Amid reports of Chinese incursions
at certain places, Uttarakhand Chief Minister RP Nishank
today called for setting up a specialised mountain security
force to guard the hostile Himalayan terrains along the
Sino-India border.

"On the lines of Coast Guards who are manning the coastal
line of India, there is an urgent need to set up a specialised
mountain security force in the entire Himalayan border with
China to boost the internal security," he said.
A proposal to this effect has already been moved to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh during a meeting on internal security
held in New Delhi last month, the Chief Minister said.

Nishank claimed that most of the states like Jammu and
Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, which also share borders with
China, have supported his proposal for the mountain force.

He said the country`s borders with China and Nepal are
porous which also pose terrorist threat, besides China has
built roads near the border and India has to remain vigilant
in this regard.
Nishank also called for strengthening vigilance at border
villages to stop migration from the neighbouring countries and
said the locals should be provided with identity cards.

When asked whether there was any Chinese incursion into
Uttarakhand, Nishank said he has no such information. "This is
a central subject and I am trying to gather information," he
added.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 14:21

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