Government is set to clear a proposal to raise a dozen battalions and induct close to 12,000 fresh personnel in the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP to bolster the force's presence along this strategic frontier.
Central paramilitary forces may soon be granted the status of 'martyrs' as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday discussed the issue threadbare during his visit to the headquarters of border-guarding ITBP here.
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 BJP in Arunachal Pradesh today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bold and people`s friendly policy to strengthen the Sino-Indian border by fast tracking the road along the border and establishing 50 new ITBP Posts.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the government is committed to providing the best possible facilities to the Central Armed Police Forces personnel who are serving the nation in very adverse conditions, risking their lives.
A delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Vikas Parishad met Defence Minister A K Antony in New Delhi to demand deployment of Army on the Sino-India border replacing ITBP force, which guards the frontier with China.