The clarification came in response to reports which said that the government is considering a merger between Assam Rifles and ITBP.
Asked what is the view of the force on reports that its operational command should be given to the Army, Deswal said his force was "as good as the Army".
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The Assam Rifles, at present, has a total of 46 battalions, and most of its units are headed by Army officers since 1884.
The attack left the para-military personnel’s younger brother with 80 per cent vision loss in the right eye.
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Mundi police station in-charge Amit Pawar said once new medical report from doctors are received, suitable sections will be added to the FIR.
The team was led by a woman officer of the Indian Army and had commenced the patrol from Kibuthu, Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh on August 10.
The ITBP chief SS Deswal made the announcement while honouring the 15-member team of the force that undertook a ‘daredevil’ operation to retrieve bodies of seven climbers.