Jammu: The BSF Wednesday described border village residents as key elements in the safety grid of the countryís frontiers and urged them to report any suspicious activity to it or the police promptly.
Assuring villagers of the border guarding force’s full protection, the BSF also sought to encourage them to cultivate their lands up till border fences.
The residents of Regal and Mawa village attended the coordination meets which took place at Border Outpost Regal, said the spokesperson.
The meeting was chaired by Assistant Commandant Atharva Roshan Sharma of the BSFís 80th Battalion, who also assured villagers that their demand for bunkers along the border to shield them from Pakistani shelling has been duly conveyed to the district administration.
Sharma told villagers that the district authorities were already pursuing their demand, the BSF spokesperson said.
Sharma also sought to impress upon villagers that they constitute an important element of the countryís border protection grid and their timely and appropriate response to any untoward event play a significant role in national security.
He also asked villagers to report any suspicious activity to the BSF and the local police immediately, the spokesman said.