INDIAN ARMY SOLDIER'S FATE. ""DESI AURAT" SUPREME COMMANDER, "ITALIAN AURAT RASHTRAMATRA."
Date: 17 Dec 2008
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TREATING THE ARMED FORCES LIKE JAWAHARLAL NEHRU DID.
FOLLOWING IS FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE BABOO(N)S OF INDIA HOLDING DESTINY OF BRAVE ARMED FORCES IN THEIR HANDS:
KNOWING A SOLDIER
1. There is NO ' Reservations "for entry into the Defence Forces & the norms of recruitment are universally much stricter than civilian counterparts.
2. Almost 70% of those enrolled as Soldiers are retired after just 17 years of service, when they are only 36 - 37 years of age & when their financial liabilities are the greatest.
3. During these 17 years, a Soldier stays away from his family for almost ALL the time. He cannot look after his family & does NOT see his children growing up.
4. During his service, a Soldier's children's education suffers greatly due to very frequent transfers & movements.
5. During these 17 years of service, a Soldier spends an average of 12 years in remote, undeveloped & inhospitable locations. This includes several years in Insurgency affected & high Altitudes areas where winter temperatures go down to Minus 50 degrees, as in SIACHIN.
6. Military life is a ' Round The Clock ' commitment; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days in the year. For those deployed in Operational areas, there are NO Sundays, holidays or even working hours.
7. A Soldier's daily existance is extremely hard, full of perpetual danger & risks to life. Even when there is no war, more than 500 Soldiers & officers die every year fighting Counter Militancy Operations in different parts of our country.
8. The voluntary 'Code of Conductí of a Soldier demands of him a much higher order of Discipline & Public Behaviour.
9. Military Service entails voluntary surrender of certain Fundamental Rights like Right to Life unlike in Civil Services.
10. Military Laws are much stricter. There are NO ' rigmaroles ' in the dispensation of justice which is much faster than civil procedures.
11. Rights of a Soldier to appeal against convictions & punishments ordered by Military Courts are severely restricted.
12. A Soldier has to maintain 100% fitness all the time. Even a slight disability can render him unfit for further Military Service.
13. Every year, 5500 Soldiers are invalidated out of Service because of strict medical norms
14. There is NO provision to guarantee any second job to the soldier from the time he retires till his age of 60 years, which is the retiring age for all Non - Military Government employees.
15. On retiring, a Soldier gets a measly Pension ( For those who retired Pre- 1996 : Rs 3,764 per month and Rs 4,667/- for those who retired in and after1996) which is not even enough to subsist. The brave Army Commandos, who as part of the NSG risked their lives in terrorist attacks in Mumbai in November 2008, are destined for similar fate.
ABOVE ALL, A SOLDIER WILL DEFEND HIS PATCH TILL LAST BREATH LEFT IN HIS BODY. HE WILL NOT COPY JAWAHARLAL NEHRU WHO SURRENDERED FIVE PROVINCES UNCONDITIONALLY TO THE ENEMY ON AUGUST 15, 1947.