At 26, this man is a Subedar and he did not have to undertake any Promotion exams and got his promotion for his wins in sport. That he is a Subedar without doing anything that is Army like, excepting shooting under army's aegis at Mhow is, in itself is worth mention in Guinness Book of Records. Dhan Singh Thapa and Hoshiyar Singh are living PVC, the highest gallantry awards, because they put their lives at stake so that we could sleep in the security of the blanket they provided us. Did they want to have instant promotion flouting rules, which this Vijay has got for lesser achievements? Did they demand that now that they have put their lives at stake for the Nation, they should become instant Presidents of the Nation? I agree recognition MUST be given. But not illogical one and that too by threatening blackmail. Let him quit. Let him find a sponsor in the commercial world and let that company get him the best of coaches and facilities. Good luck to him. I am sure the Army will not miss a Lotus Eater, who comes into prominence because of the Army and then ridicules it! He has made a hole in the very plate that he has eaten so far. I find it disgraceful, but our populist Army under growing politicization will bend and acquiesce. It will be another example of the rot that has set into the army trying to be egalitarian! In the Army that I served, it was about serving the Nation and not about awards and recognition. Demands for award and recognition is that of a mercenary! We were not mercenaries. We were there in the army since it was a calling and not merely a profession or an escape from poverty and I speak for millions of officers and men!