ITBP may send more troops to Afghanistan

July 7th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), two of whose constables were killed in the terror attack on the Indian mission in Kabul, Monday said it might send more men to Afghanistan. “It was the deadliest attack. We are considering sending more troops to Afghanistan,” a senior ITBP official told IANS.

Two ITBP constables were killed in the Monday attack. They were identified as Roop Singh and Ajay Pathania. Two Indian diplomats were also killed.

At present around 70 ITBP officers are deployed in Kabul. They guard the embassy and Indian consulates round-the-clock.

“I am in constant touch with my officers in Kabul. We may soon take a call to review the security measures,” ITBP Director General Vikram Srivastva told IANS.

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