外文标题：Govt okays dedicated air support for ITBP at China border
NEW DELHI: Government has approved dedicated air support for ITBP to help the force take on superior infrastructure capabilities of China on the Sino-Indian border. Home ministry has approved and allocated funds for leasing of two choppers which will be under the exclusive command of ITBP for rescue- reconnaissance operations on the border.
Until now, the border force was dependent on Indian Air Force for air support to maintain its outposts and rescue the sick or injured from the inhospitable heights of Himalayas where it is posted through the year. For various reasons, IAF choppers are not always available to ITBP.
TOI was the first to report (on October 1) that home ministry was pushing for dedicated air support for the force following the Chumur-Dhemchok faceoff with Chinese army in September.
UniversallyDisgusted Serious (Right Here!)
ignoring Chinese threat may be too costly. we need to focus on strategic reforms in our defence along the china border. forming strong trade relations with Australia and japan must also be a high priority. fortunately that part is going well.
its official-china has overtaken USA as the No. 1 economy of the world,according to IMF.China is now the No.1 economy of the world.
Ashok Prabhu (Location)
Why are we doing Kanjoosi in dealing with a formidable foe ?Let a dozen advanced helicopters be kept at the disposal of ITBP.What is our problem?