Why PM Modi has announced NCC expansion in border areas?
Team Udayavani, Aug 17, 2020, 1:24 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday, Aug 15,announced the expansion of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) across the border areas of the country.
PM Modi said India will prepare approximately one lakh NCC cadets across 173 border and coastal districts, a third of which would be women. Following the announcement Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the proposal to expand the NCC.
According to Indian Express, Currently the NCC has a strength of around 14 lakh cadets from Army, Navy and Air Force wings. It enrolls cadets at high school and college level and also awards certificates on completion of various phases.
NCC cadets have played an important role over the years in relief efforts during various emergency situations
Each school and college units have Associate NCC Officers and cadets are also assigned various leadership roles in the form of cadet appointments. But there are only a few girl cadets
India’s border and coastal infrastructure play a major role in the country’s security.
The expansion will not only aid those areas with a trained manpower during troubles, but will also help the youth build a career in the armed forces.
It is said that cadets will be trained by the Army, Border area cadets in coastal areas will be trained by the Navy and where there are air bases, cadets there will be trained by the Air Force
Border and coastal areas will get a trained manpower to deal with troubles, while the youths will get the necessary skills to develop a career in the armed forces. They can play an important role in supporting our armed forces at the border areas.
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