The IPS officer Lahiri Dorji Lhatu took over the work related to the Ladakh Front of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), which guards the border with China. He has been made IG of the North-West Border Region.
ITBP spokesman Vivek Pandey said that he has been in Ladakh for the past one week and has taken up his job today. This will be the first appointment in the force associated with guarding their border. He has extensive experience in NIA and SPG. He was appointed only in the last week of January.
Lhatu, a 1999 batch IPS officer of Manipur cadre, will command all ITBP units, battalions and outposts near the border in Ladakh. Lhatu has replaced Inspector General (IG) Deepam Seth, who has been shifted to ITBP headquarters. Deepam Seth will see administrative and vigilance work in Delhi at this rank here.
According to the spokesperson, Leh has the base of ITBP's north-western border area. The rank of IG in ITBP is equivalent to Major General of the Army. It is worth mentioning that at present, there is a situation of deadlock in the same border area with China.