With Doklam standoff and the Chinese threat perceived thereafter, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) wants to leave no stone unturned.
It is as part of this effort that the force has now taken to learning Chinese language.
This is aimed at breaking the language barrier with their Chinese counterparts.
With this aim, around 25 jawans and officials of the ITBP will take up a one-year certificate course in the Chinese language at the Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district.
It is said that
in the academic session 2016-17 itself, four ITBP personnel had completed the one-year certificate course in the Chinese language
Inspired by the skills developed in the foreign language by the first batch, now 25 more ITBP jawans and officials have enrolled for the certificate course.
There are several villages along the border in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir where the Chinese-speaking followers of Buddhism live.>