People living on borders are national assets: CoAS

NEW DELHI, Apr 5: Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra met Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) Gen Bipin Rawat here on Wednesday, and the two discussed national security issues related to Arunachal Pradesh.
The governor, who recently visited the border posts in Arunachal, shared his observations with the CoAS.
The CoAS assured the governor of the top operational readiness of the Indian Army deployed along the borders in Arunachal Pradesh “to take on any challenges to our national security.”
He also gave assurance that the army would continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the civilian population residing in the border areas.
Describing the people living on the borders as “national assets,” the CoAS recommended that the government provide them with all amenities, “so that they do not abandon their villages and move away from the borders.”
Mishra informed the CoAS that plans to develop border villages in the state have been initiated.
He also emphasized on enlisting youths from Arunachal in the army, to which the CoAS replied in the affirmative. (PRO)