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Posted at: Nov 7, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)

Army chief visits ITBP troopers in U’khand

Dehradun, November 6

Army chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troopers in Uttarakhand’s Nelang border and offered them Diwali greetings. He reached Nelang on the Indo-China border at 8.30 am in a chopper and spent more than two hours with the troopers.

Uttarakhand shares a 345-km border with China of which 122 km falls in Uttarkashi district. The border is guarded by the ITBP which has nine posts, most of which are located some 12,000-17,000 ft from the ground level. The current temperature here is sub-zero.

He also took briefing of the situation and later left for Harshil where he was accorded a grand reception.  Bipin Rawat also visited the Gangotri shrine where he went by road. The Army chief is scheduled to spend the night at the Harshil Army guest house after which he will leave for the state capital on Wednesday.  —  IANS

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