Army chief visits ITBP troopers in Uttarakhand


Army chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troopers in Uttarakhand’s Nelang border and offered them Diwali greetings.

He reached Nelang on the Indo-China border at around 8.30 a.m. in a chopper and spent more than two hours with the troopers. Uttarakhand shares a 345-km border with China of which 122 km falls in Uttarkashi district.

The border is guarded by the ITBP which has nine posts, most of which are located some 12,000-17,000 feet from ground level. The current temperature here is sub-zero.

He also took briefing of the situation and later left for Harshil where he was accorded with a grand reception.

Rawat visited the Gangotri shrine where he went by road. Read More

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