Seeing the situation improving in the North East and the Chinese antics on the line of control, the Indian Army has taken a big decision. It has been decided that about 10 thousand soldiers from North East will be removed and posted in the border area adjacent to China. These soldiers will be deployed not solely on the basis of policy planning. This is being done so that the army can focus more on its main task (protecting the country’s borders).
According to the news of Hindustan Times, by the end of this year, 10,000 soldiers will be shifted to the main task force on the Line of Control. According to the information, 3 thousand soldiers have been withdrawn from the areas of North East. At the same time, the remaining 7 thousand soldiers will also be withdrawn by the end of the year. Experts believe that this will help the army to focus on the defense of the border.
Earlier parliamentary panels have also demanded this
Let us know that many parliamentary panels have also mentioned these things in their report earlier. It was said that instead of terrorism, insurgency etc., the main focus of the army should be to keep protecting the borders of the country. Even the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) reported in February 2000 that the army soldiers’ duty to stop terrorism, insurgency, diverts attention from its main focus (protecting the country at the border).
Recently, on 12 January, Army Chief MM Narwane had told that the Army has started reducing troops from the North East so as to focus more on external threats. He also made it clear that at present there is no plan to reduce the force from Jammu Kashmir.