New Delhi: 25 June 2020 India has decided to increase its strength along 3,488-km of Line of Actual control LAC — the de facto border with China — as Beijing continues its troop build-up on the other side.Not just the army, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police is also shoring up its posts with men and material.
The decision to induct more ITBP companies to support the army was taken on Saturday after Lt General Paramjit Singh, the Director General Military Operations, and ITBP chief SS Deswal visited Leh.
“We sent some troops to Ladakh before the incident and now we are enhancing the numbers,” a senior government official said.
According to him, the decision was taken to place a company instead of a platoon to assist army at all patrolling points. In a platoon there are 30 jawans normally, while a company has around 100 jawans.