SUPREME COMMANDER OF INDIA URGENTLY NEEDS AN INJECTION OF COURAGE
Date: 16 Feb 2009
STEPS INDIA SHOULD TAKE AT ONCE.
(IS THERE A HIDDEN AGENDA TO DESTROY THE ARMY THROUGH NEGLECT AND TREASON?)
1. Establish a permanent rank of Chief of Defence staff by selection and merit.
2. His position should be next to the Prime Minister at all Public Ceremonies
3. Bangla Desh Government should be asked to invite a contingent of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force to attend all their functions connected to their Independence Day Celebrations.
4. Design and issue a Lapel Pin with the words ‘Armed Forces Veteran’ and instruct all civil servants including the IAS officers to show great respect to our Veterans and serving soldiers.
5. The status of the Armed Forces personnel be brought to the level of pre-partition days or in line with the British Army.
6. The name ‘Ex Serviceman be replaced with the more modern and respectful name ‘Armed Forces Veteran’
7. A separate pay commission be created for the Armed Forces and the pay hike should be automatic. The soldiers should not have to beg for a pay rise every time the inflation goes up.
8. Some famous battle victories such as ‘the battle of Longewala’ (where a complete Armoured brigade of the Pakistani Army was destroyed) be celebrated at National level and the Officers and Men who took part in these battles be recognized and their stories of bravery aired on all TV channels. This will boost the National pride and encourage many young men and women to join the Armed Forces.
9. Public should be banned from wearing any article resembling the Defence Forces uniform at any time. We see some private Security Guards wearing an Army General’s cap with red band standing outside a building and greeting the visitors. Such a practice is an insult to our Defence Forces. The Old Defence Services Regulations (DSR) clearly makes a mention of this rule.
10. The practice of frequently using the regular Army in aid of civil power should be discouraged. Para Military Forces are meant for this job and must be deployed when required.
11. There should be NO cease-fire once the army has been ordered to go into battle or war. The Supreme Commander or Prime Minister who orders the military to cease-fire ought to face the FIRING SQUAD for destroying the spirit and morale of the men at war.