J&K: Army conducts training workshop for VDC members in Akhnoor
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J&K: Army conducts training workshop for VDC members in Akhnoor

The spokesman said the training workshop was undertaken to interact with the VDC members, carry out physical accounting of weapons, ammunition and to provide necessary technical assistance in maintenance and upkeep of the weapons held with them.
J&K: Army conducts training workshop for VDC members in Akhnoor

Jammu: Amid spurt in infiltration attempts by terrorists from across the border, the Army on Tuesday conducted a training workshop for the Village Defence Committee (VDC) members in Akhnoor sector here, a defence spokesman said.

The Army’s Crossed Swords Division under the aegis of White Knight Corps organised the training workshop for the VDC members from Chauki Chaura in Akhnoor in Jammu district, he said.

The spokesman said the training workshop was undertaken to interact with the VDC members, carry out physical accounting of weapons, ammunition and to provide necessary technical assistance in maintenance and upkeep of the weapons held with them.

It also involved hands on experience of firing of weapons organised under the supervision of Army, he said.

He said the conduct of such interaction at this level assumes importance in view of the prevailing security situation in the Jammu region.

VDC members are the first respondents to any eventuality or movement of suspects in far-flung and isolated areas devoid of the presence of Army or police, the spokesman said.

He said their contribution in providing timely intelligence and monitoring of all kinds of movements including the seasonal movement of Bakarwals (nomads) has proved to be of great significance in threatening the anti-national elements and thereby ensuring peace and prosperity in the region.

 

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J&K: Army conducts training workshop for VDC members in Akhnoor