In an official statement Col Sukhvir Mankotia (Retd) General Secretary Akhil Bhartiya Poorva Sainik Seva Parishad said that the only way to protect innocent civilians of Border & remote villages is by effective deployment of Village Defence Groups (VDGs)
In a very rightful decision VDGs were restructured by the UT Administration vide Govt order No-287 Home of 2022 dated 14 Aug 2022.
The Aim of the VDGs is to organise a small group of volunteers from the border and remotely located villages for defending them from brutal murder by ANEs and it's a matter of great pride that in most of the area they have achieved their aim. At many occasions VDG members were awarded for the act of gallantry.
But with the changing times terrorists are changing their strategy hence to ensure that our VDG/ Guards are ahead of terrorists plans , for that a little bit of change in structuring, training and redeployment is mandatory.
All VDGs are to be re-organized and redeployed as per threat perception, to ensure effective use of funds and resources available.
In border areas all VDGs should be put under local Army units deployed in that area for effective utilisation and training.
For better management , complaint redressal , effective utilisation , command and control of VDGs a VDG cell to be created at all Districts level headed by an Ex-servicemen from Army/Police/Paramilitary Forces.
VDGs have a lot of local influence hence they should be entrusted with two very important issues impacting the society i.e NASHA & SURAKSHA .
Good training, better equipment, improved communication system and reorganization will prove VDGs as force multipliers for the Army and Police.