Defence Minister In Huddle With HM, ITBP Amid Reports Of PLA Build-Up

Days after visiting the India-China border in Nathu La in Sikkim, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a briefing from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police guarding the Line of Actual Control.

ITBP Director RK Pachnanda met Sitaraman at her office on Monday and briefed her about the situation in LAC that serves as the de-facto border in the absence of a settled boundary between the two neighbours.

On Saturday, the Defence Minister had been to the border in Nathu La and Indian Army and air bases at Tezpur in Assam.

Sitharaman also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his office on Monday. Both the ITBP and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) -guarding the India-Nepal and India-Bhutan borders- are under the administrative control of the Home Ministry. Read More…

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