J&K Goevrnor NN Vohra feels border community needs to be happy
By Our Special Correspondent
NEW DELHI, 8 September 2016. Two days of brainstorming and getting first hand feedbacks reiterate the fact that India’s borders need much larger investment and attention.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra speaking at a conference on ‘Homeland Security, Smart Border Management’ organised by FICCI stressed that said , “management was required for a state like Jammu and Kashmir which faces proxy war and infiltration attempts round the year. One needs special forces to tackle highly-trained terrorists. In the state where I am working, infiltration attempts are made throughout the year.Across the high and snow-clad mountains, across the planes, riverbeds and nallahs, maintenance of public order in the hinterland was an extremely important component of border guarding.”
“We have deficiencies along the borders. The nature of communication , the nature of facilities, equipment and gadgetries all need to be deriously looked into,” he said.
“Therefore, we need to take into account smart border management. It is important to take care of the people living along the borders and behind the borders. Their welfare, needs and problems need to be attended to. A dissatisfied border community does not contribute to the border force or border management,” he said.
Vohra maintained that looking after the people living in forward areas goes a long way.
“Such people provide very strong support to the Army and the border security forces in terms of supplying information, logistical support etc,” he said.
People think that securing borders is the responsibility of the Union government but the responsibility rests with everyone living in the forward areas, the Governor added.