JAISALMER: The ITBP undertakes varied measures to maintain its officers and jawans match to outlive the robust situations alongside the Line of Precise Management (LAC) with China that’s hostile from each side like freezing temperatures and low ranges of oxygen, the chief of the pressure mentioned right here on Monday. Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director Common S S Deswal mentioned the Sino-India entrance, the place militaries of India and China are engaged in a standoff for a previous couple of months within the Ladakh area, is “fully safe and the morale of the troops is excessive.”
The ITBP chief was chatting with reporters after ending a three-day lengthy 200 km ‘Match India’ walkathon within the Thar desert that runs alongside the India-Pakistan worldwide border. The walkathon started on October 31 and was flagged off by Union Sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju from the Nathuwala village in this district. “We have to maintain our pressure match that guards the three,488-km entrance with China. It’s the world’s most tough border and it’s at an altitude of over 10,000 ft.”
“Even a blade of grass doesn’t develop there and that border space is marred by low oxygen ranges and minus 45 levels temperature throughout winters,” Deswal mentioned. It’s a hostile border on each side, he mentioned. “Therefore, now we have to make sure that our officers and jawans are wholesome and match to outlive these robust situations.”
“We maintain upgrading the coaching of our personnel in order that they’ll render their process with effectivity,” the ITBP DG mentioned. He was requested concerning the purpose of enterprise the walkathon. The ITBP chief, who has undertaken quite a few such health walks at varied different places previously, mentioned about 100 officers from varied central armed police forces and state police forces took half within the walkathon to unfold consciousness about health for a wholesome nation. The walkathon moved by sand dunes in areas like Sakhirewala, Bhuttewala, Katoch and culminated after crossing the Indira Gandhi canal right here. The ITBP, with about 90,000 personnel, is tasked to protect the three,488-km Line of Precise Management with China.