Gangtok, March 23: Additional Director General of ITBP, Eastern Command, (Guwahati), Shri A. M. Prasad called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang at Mintokgang, today. He was accompanied by DIG, SHQ, Gangtok, Shri R. P. S. Raghuvanshi and other officers.
It was a courtesy call by the ADG during which several points related to the strengthening of security along the border areas of Sikkim were discussed.
The ADG briefed about various strategies and the prevailing issues related to the border, like setting up new border outposts and a training centre, which promotes adventure sports like mountaineering and others, that eventually may also be supportive towards tourism. He also informed about his plan to establish a battalion in the State.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister stated that National Security should be prioritised and also expressed his desire to work in cooperation and assured all possible support from the State Government. He expressed his gratitude towards the ADG and the team for their visit and the productive discussion.
It is also to mentioned that the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), had posted its first officer ADG, Shri A. M. Prasad in the month of August 2020, to head the newly created Guwahati based Eastern Command that oversees the deployment of border battalions in the region.