In a swift operation, three helicopters of the 'Siachen Pioneers', a unit of the Indian Air Force, flew in just metres away from the border with China amidst rough weather conditions and rescued six seriously injured ITBP personnel involved in an accident.
Country`s first line of defence along the China border - the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force - has a new `enemy` in sight in the form of heart attack deaths which has claimed lives of dozens of its jawans in the recent past.
The situation along the borders with China and Pakistan and counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir are expected to be reviewed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the combined commanders` conference here on Friday.
China`s Defence Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday directed authorities to boost border defences in the troubled Xinjiang province, which shares frontiers with PoK and Afghanistan, to prevent infiltration by Islamist militants.
The Army troops deployed along the China border from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh in northeast have reported more than 100 sightings of "Unidentified Flying Objects" in the last three months.