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Vigil up: 18 new border outposts in Sikkim, Arunachal since Doklam standoff


New Delhi, Dec 19: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has built 18 new border outposts in Sikkim since the resolution of the Dolkam crisis between India and China. The SSB which guards the India-Nepal and India-Bhutan border put up the new outposts in Sikkim and Arunachal since the Doklam standoff ended.

Vigil up: 18 new border outposts in Sikkim, Arunachal since Doklam standoff

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Currently, 53 battalions are deployed on the borders with Nepal and Bhutan. The SSB has established and operationalised 708 border out=posts which are instrumental in fulfilling its mandate of safeguarding the security of India's borders to promote a sense of security among the people living in the border areas and also to prevent trans-border crimes, Surjeet Singh Deswal, the Director General of SSB said.

In addition to this, five SSB battalions are also deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for counter-terrorism duties, while seven have been deployed in Naxal-affected areas of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and two in Assam for counter-insurgency operations and counter-insurgency operations. Two SSB battalions are also deployed with the NDRF on deputation for undertaking rescue and relief operations during national calamities and disasters.

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Further the home ministry also sanctioned the creation of 419 posts for the RTC Supaul. In 2018, the government conferred the status of Group A-Central Services to the SSB, he also said.

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