India considering shift of forces from LoC to international borders


NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju claimed that India is considering the shift of forces from LoC to international borders due to  high threat perception.


He claimed that a huge number of troops are deployed at LoC and Bangladesh border as compared to international borders.


Rijiju said “The international borders of India are not uniform in character. They have different physical features, terrain and climate conditions along with different threat perception. Therefore, the ideal number of personnel required to guard the borders varies from border to border and sector to sector.”


He claimed that 411 companies are deployed at Pakistan border and each company have 3 platoons consisting of 35 soldiers each.


He claimed that 480 companies are deployed at Indo-Bangladesh border while 136 along with Tibet, 162 at Nepal and 60 companies are protecting Myanmar border.


He said “The deployment of border guarding forces in the international borders is reviewed and suitably calibrated by the Home Affairs Ministry in consultation with the forces from time to time. Recently, BSF has deployed 18 additional companies on the international border in Punjab.”