FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, May 15: There is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in India’s stand vis-a-vis Chi and Tibet by adopting an equally aggressive development strategy of the border areas followed by taking up of massive confidence building packages for the people living along the borders, observed PPA CWC Chairman Kamen Ringu.
Ringu’s observation came during a party meeting convened here on Thursday to discuss on employment of youths living along the border regions.
Considering the aggressive offensive strategy initiated by Chi in the form of their rigid claim over Aruchal being an ilieble part of southern Chi along with rapid building of double lane roads, railways, advance landing grounds and large number of nuclear and large hydropower projects all along the Indo- Chi border, Ringu opined that the Centre instead of just being rhetorical on Look East Policy/Act East Policy, should pragmatically initiate afresh the task of re-deploying the traditiol border troops like SSB Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo Tibet Border Police (ITBP) along the border areas instead of regular Indian Army.
“The younger generation living along the border regions should be recruited into the non gazetted posts of SSB and ITBP as they are better acclimatized to the hilly terrains along the border regions. This will inculcate feelings of tiol belongingness in the border population and develop their capabilities for resistance of enemies through a continuous process of motivation, training, development, welfare programmes and other related activities,” added Ringu.
PPA President Kahfa Bengia, speaking on the occasion stated that the recruitment rules of SSB/ITBP should be made accommodative to the ture of tribal people living along the border regions who are yet to see the light of higher education and better infrastructural facilities.
“Relaxations in height and minimum of 90 percent job reservation for girls and boys hailing from border regions should be taken into consideration on priority,” he averred.
Further emphasizing that the tiol security establishment must realize that social engineering and community cooperation has to go hand in hand with law enforcement, he added that the employment of local youth in organizations like SSB and ITBP shall go a long way in fostering the ideals of tiolism and patriotism among the people living along the Indo- Chi border.