外文标题：Govt plans military training for people on China border
NEW DELHI: In keeping with PM Narendra Modi's principle of keeping friendly relations with neighbours but as equals and not inferiors, the government is planning to impart "military training" to people living in areas close to the China-Indian border. The idea is to integrate the border population with overall vigilance and security apparatus in the northeast and Jammu & Kashmir.
Sources within home ministry said the government plans to train border populations at the level of a paramilitary force and even give them arms training so that in times of emergency they can be utilized. The development comes days after fresh aggression from China in Pangong lake in Ladakh.
"Even otherwise border population makes the eyes and ears of a government on the border. They are the biggest bulwark against any aggression by the enemy as they live there and watch every movement. World over governments encourage people to settle on the border. Only in India this is discouraged in the name of 'sensitivity'," said a senior home ministry official.
Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju had earlier said the policy of keeping borders off the reach of people had to be shunned and that more and more people should be encouraged to visit and settle in border areas.
The move is part of the government's large plan to help more and more people settle in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh by creating requisite infrastructure. These people would then be given training in vigilance and combat not just to defend themselves but also the borders.
Ayush Jha (Unknown)
make sure that all such people get a full time job to avoid any misuse of the training.
Karthik B (London Pune)
This is good news. These could prove to life saving skills and also protect the borders if required.
I think a brief military training should be necessary during college pass out year.
SABAASH, Positive step in right direction, this policy has a potential for helping solve many problems India is facing in the international arena. Jai Hind!
biplop Indian (Unknown)
Every one from entire country should get compulsory military training for 6 months. Then they should be ready for any event of war instead of keeping few reserve for this work.
it is a genius idea and government should implement it.
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Trust a snake to not byte you but never and I mean NEVER trust communists to not invade you. They will always harbor evil designs with smiling faces.
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A DG (Unknown)
Train everyone except the kashmiri muslims because they wil become jehadis after that.
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In china there are compulsory 3 month/year military training in schools... That's why they r now more healthy socially and physically ...and even most of girls also can easily handle many situation ..because of their strong physical command..
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Morgan (Australia) replies to santaprasad
I've heard about this from a number of Chinese students, it's mostly treated as a bit of a joke and taken part of as a summer camp rather than any serious military training.
Name (Location) replies to Morgan
Still better than having no training. With that at least you'll retain some idea if there is an emergency and not feel like a fish out of water.
Chinnakanna nathan (Bangalore)
Build a big wall in the border like great wall of china
It must be extended to whole country. We are the country surrounded by bad neighbors. China and Pakistan can never be trusted by us.
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Balachandran Nair (Trivandrum)
We must consider China as our enemy while dealing with them, our past experience with them tells us that
Suman P (Unknown)
Train and arm them to the teeth with latest weapons.
Hemant Tokas (Unknown)
Good plan...remove military and train locals...for the crisis...because at times a dresses army troop creates tensions
Mahesh (Las Vegas)
Lets build cities with skyscrapers everywhere. Lets train all our citizens militarily.