ITBP Jawans Establish Hold On New Heights, Now Command Over 39 Defence Positions Along The LACLadakh’s Chushul Sector. (Google Maps)

In a further strengthening of the Indian positions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), at least 30 personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have occupied new posts near the key Black Top area which oversees the Chinese movement in the region, reports Times of India.

New dominating heights held by the ITBP troopers lie near the south of Pangong Tso. This comes merely days after the ITBP's Director-General SS Deswal had spent six days sensitising the troopers. Following Deswal's visit to the frontal positions, ITBP's Inspector-General (Operations) MS Rawat had shared, "It's the first time we are present in the dominating heights in a good number."

The troopers have moved through the Phurchuk La Pass located at a height of 4,995 metres to capture the new heights which were earlier unoccupied. Also, before this, the ITBP had only been present towards the north of Pangong at Dhan Singh Post near Finger 2 and Finger 3 area.

Along with the Indian Army and the Special Frontier Force (SFF), the ITBP now hold dominating heights in hills near Helmet Top, Black Top and Yellow Bump which oversee Chinese PLA Post 42830 on its south and Digging Area and Chuti Chamla on its west.

ITBP alone now holds more than 39 permanent defence positions along the LAC where its troopers are present.

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