NEW DELHI: Over 200 ITBP officers and Jawans have trained in Mandarin for "better interaction" during border standoffs with Chinese troops, a top official said on Wednesday.

ITBP Director-General Surjeet Singh Deswal, while interacting with reporters on the eve of the 58th Raising Day of the force, also rejected reports that said the operational command of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police could be given to the Army.

"We are a well-trained force with a long experience of 57 years. We are equipped as good as the Army. Our training is as good as them."

"We are sister forces and we are working in a very, very coordinated and harmonious situation and the situation will continue," the DG said.

The 90,000-strength force was raised in 1962 in the wake of the Chinese aggression and since then it mans the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control with China.