New Delhi: – Minister of State for Home, G. Kishan Reddy, targeted China with the retort ‘Some countries had a delusion that they had the mightiest military. But these countries have been disillusioned by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), over the last few months.’ These statements from the home ministry demonstrate that India will not pay any heed to the Chinese pressurisation tactics.
Saturday was the foundation day of ITBP. While addressing the function organised on this occasion, Minister of State for Home, G. Kishan Reddy, made China aware of the might of the Indian defence forces. Reddy said ‘The enemy can raise his head anywhere, anytime. Therefore, we have to be prepared to face any challenges. ITBP is an important pillar, for the security of the nation.’
India believes in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the whole earth is a single-family) principle. While pointing out that the culture of the country teaches worshipping both scriptures and weapons, the Minister of State for Home said that the ITBP has disillusioned some countries about the might of their militaries. The Minister of State for Home was referring to the lesson taught to the Chinese military, under the stupor of its might, for attacking the Indian soldiers.
Reddy said that the country and its people are proud of the bravery shown by the ITBP, in the Galwan Valley. The ITBP soldiers protect the 3,448 kilometres long border between India and China. Reddy informed that 47 additional posts of the ITBP would be built on this border. Reddy also clarified that the government is taking steps to make the ITBP more efficient and modern.
Meanwhile, ITBP Director-General, SS Deswal said that the ITBP has setup V-Sat systems for communication, on the border. He also informed that the ITBP has sent a proposal to the union government for the second phase of the road and infrastructure development in the border regions. Deswal added that if the union government approves the proposal, road works will start in Arunachal Pradesh. Deswal said that the ITBP soldiers will be honoured for their bravery, demonstrated on India-China border.