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Sikkim standoff: Govt restores crucial ADG post in Indo-Tibetan Border Police

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July 17, 2017 18:09


The government has restored a crucial senior-level post in the Sino-India border guarding force ITBP after three years, a development seen as strengthening the paramilitary in the wake of frequent military stand-offs between the two sides.

RK Mishra on Monday took over as the new additional director general of the about 90,000 personnel strong force.

The lone ADG post of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police was diverted to the NDRF in February 2014 by the Union home ministry, under which the two forces function.

A senior official in the security establishment said the home ministry recently cleared an order for reverting the post to ITBP, a move, he said was taken keeping in the mind the "heavy occupation" of the paramilitary in its primary duty of border guarding along with other duties.

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