Workshop for village defence committee organised
AKHNOOR: The Chenab Gunners under aegis of the Crossed Swords Division organised a workshop for Village Defence Committee members of all Panchayats of Reasi and Akhnoor Tehsil.
The aim of this workshop was to interact, carryout physical accounting of their weapons and ammunition and provide necessary technical assistance in maintenance and upkeep of their weapons.
Village Defence Committee (VDC) has traditionally played a stellar role in keeping vigilance in far-flung areas of the Jammu region which are devoid of Police and Army presence. Their contribution in providing timely intelligence of suspected move of terrorist groups and monitoring of Bakarwal movements has proved to be an important aspect in ensuring an incident-free region.
A total of 44 VDC members, police personnel, local civil dignitaries and SDPO, Akhnoor, attended the event.
During the interaction with the VDC members, Indian Army praised the important and crucial role played by them and appreciated the commendable role of the VDC members in maintaining security in the remote areas.