NEW DELHI, June 10 � In a major step to fortify defences along the China border, over 50 new border posts are being planned for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in the Arunachal Pradesh, reports PTI.
Official sources said a proposal for creating 54 modern posts for the ITBP is under consideration of the Union Home Ministry after the border guarding force recently submitted a proposal in this regard.
�The Home Ministry has in principle given its nod for the proposal, which is being processed,� the sources said.
Arunachal Pradesh shares a total of 1,126 km of its international border with China, second in length after Jammu and Kashmir, which has a 1,597 km long frontier with India�s eastern neighbour. As part of modernisation and better border management planning of Indian security mechanism along this border, prone to a spate of incursions, the posts will be, under the proposal, equipped with all the basic gadgets that the troops require to position themselves at these icy heights.
�The new border posts will be solar-powered and have space to not only accommodate the regular ITBP guards, but also to house a small squad of reinforcements in case of emergencies,� the sources said.