According to Modi Govt’s new proposal only those officers who have spent more than 35 years in Armed Forces service shall be entitled to a ‘full pension’. But reality is 90% of the Army officers retire before 35 years of service : R S Surjewala

Special Congress Party Briefing by R S Surjewala, General Secretary & Incharge Communications :

What has not happened in 73 years, Narendra Modi is talking about it. It is perhaps the most difficult subject for every nation lover.

The Modi government is betraying the army officers. The proposal to deduct half the pension of military officers is to lower the morale of the Army.

Modi govt that garners votes in the name of martyred soldiers’ and false nationalism is going to be the first govt to deduct pension of soldiers who risk their lives on the border.

At time of recruitment in ‘Military Commission’ every officer in ‘Indian Military Academy’ has to sign a 20-year mandatory service bond. An officer after 20 yrs of rigorous service, presently gets 50% of their last drawn salary as pension.

Modi Govt’s new proposal is snatching away 50%, if an officer gets ₹1 lakh presently, he will get ₹50,000 as pension but BJP’s new proposal will only give ₹25,000. Only an anti-army Modi Govt can indulge in such ruthless brazenness.

After serving for 20 yrs, military officers find a second career option in life with full pension & effectively contribute to nation building. Indian Army always remains young, which in military language is ‘Lean & Mean Fighting Force’

According to Modi Govt’s new proposal only those officers who have spent more than 35 years in Armed Forces service shall be entitled to a ‘full pension’. But reality is 90% of the Army officers retire before 35 years of service.

There is already a shortage of 9,427 officers in all three Armed services of India. The figures available for June 2019 show that there are 7,399 less officers in the Army, 1,545 are wanted in the Navy and 483 less in the Air Force.

  • Modi Govt did not implement ‘One Rank, One Pension’.
  • Modi Govt withdrew the much deserved ‘Non Functional Utility’ (NFU) benefits, a scheme brought by the Congress-UPA in 2008 to ensure automatic time bound pay promotion.
  • Modi Govt delayed procurement of winter gear, shoes, bullet proof jackets for our Jawans in Siachen & Ladakh.
  • Modi Govt decided to tax Armed Forces personnel who get ‘disability pension’ on ‘account of injuries suffered during service.
  • Modi Govt’s fresh attack on the Indian Army has exposed the anti-Army face of the Fake Nationalists.
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India is determined to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unilateralism and aggression, no matter what the sacrifice : Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the gathering at the National Defence College on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations :

It gives me immense pleasure to address the National Defence College, which is the highest seat of strategic learning in our country on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee. Congratulations to the Commandant and NDC staff on completing 60 years of dedicated service to the Nation.

The NDC has produced many strategic leaders not only from India, but also from many friendly foreign countries. Some of the alumni have risen to become Heads of their respective countries and many have occupied prominent positions of responsibility in their respective fields.

Perhaps the most fundamental lesson that the roller coaster of the rise and fall of nations taught us was that peace cannot necessarily be achieved by a desire for peace but by the ability to deter war.

The last six years provide a blueprint for India’s approach towards national security over the next decade. Let me try and outline four broad principles that are likely to guide our quest for national security in the future

  • The first is the ability to secure India’s territorial integrity and sovereignty from external threats and internal challenges.
  • Second, the ability to create secure and stable conditions that can facilitate India’s economic growth, thereby, creating the resources for nation building and to meet individual aspirations.
  • Third, we remain steadfast in the desire to protect our interests beyond the borders in areas where our people reside and our security interests converge.
  • And finally, we also believe that in a globalised and interconnected world, a country’s security interests are interlinked by shared and secure commons.

Based on these principles, we have brought about drastic changes in our security policy which are oriented towards strong, legally and morally tenable actions.

One of the most important elements of India’s foreign and security policy is characterised by the “Neighbourhood First” initiative

With the exception of Pakistan, given its agenda of fuelling terrorism, India has improved its relations with all neighbours. We have invested heavily to help and support our friends to forge a relationship of mutual-respect and mutual-interest.

Recently, India has been facing other challenges on its borders. India is a peace-loving country. We believe that differences should not become disputes. We attach importance to the peaceful resolution of differences through dialogue.

India is determined to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unilateralism and aggression, no matter what the sacrifice.

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Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on the choices before the Bihar voter

P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister :

According to news reports this is what Mr Modi said in his election rallies in Bihar on Sunday: “Today in Bihar there is a double engine government while, on the other side, there are double-double crown princes”.

The PM also invoked significant deities in Bihar — Chhath (sun god) and Ganga — to seek votes for the NDA At Bagaha, Mr Modi raised issues of construction of Ram temple, scrapping of Art 370 and the CAA.

If you were a voter in Bihar what do they tell you about unemployment, jobs, new industries, MSP for food grains, crop insurance, flood relief, women’s safety etc. The answer is ZILCH — nothing. You are being asked to vote for NDA on a message that contains NOTHING.

The world knows that China has grabbed Depsang and sitting there : Dr Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy on China

Dr Subramanian Swamy, MP, Rajya Sabha :

Just two days after signing the Agreements, US Foreign Affairs Minister Pompeo has stated that if Indian leaders continue to be shy in naming China as aggressor in Ladakh, then it will hurt efforts to tame China.

The world knows that China has grabbed Depsang and sitting there.