Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa met PM Narendra Modi in the Parliament today and proposed setting up a second line of defence in the border villages of Punjab
He made the proposal in order to check the incidents of espionage and to strengthen the line of defence along the international border in Punjab.
Bajwa told India Today that he discussed the proposal of setting up a second line of defence in the border villages falling in six revenue districts of Punjab by recruiting able body youngsters aged between 18-40 years.
"This will help in providing employment to these youngsters and also act as an extra layer of security, which will help the Army as well as the Border Security Force (BSF). It will also help in checking cross border infiltration," said Bajwa.
He added that under this proposal, the BSF and the Army can train youngsters and they can later be employed on honorarium payment basis.
"Youngsters should be trained and armed by the BSF so that they can check infiltration and smuggling. Also, Pakistan uses these youngsters as informants, hence this will give them a job and deter them from being used by the enemy," the Congress Rajya Sabha MP stated.
Bajwa added that Modi was very warm and receptive to the idea and told him that they can work upon the suggestion.