Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar wants to quit Indian Army

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  1. Ray

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    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!
     
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    Good for army!

    Army can do very well without greedy people like him.

    I read somewhere Sports minister Ajay makan has asked army to make an exception and give him status of an IAS officer equivalent.
     
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    I am sure, given the latest kowtowing set around, it will be accepted.

    Moral uprightness and independence of the military is no longer there!

    This Vijay chap signifies the rot that has spread all the way up and down!

    Such a thought would never have come from a genuine army man of old!

    How can we forget post retirement benefits that come with kowtowing - Governorship!
     
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    The correct approach for the Khel Mantri should have been to take it up with the RM, rather than give silly sound bites to the media.
     
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    leaves a bad taste in the mouth, this attitude of vijay kumar.
     
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    Vijay Kuram is to be faulted, if one wants to, because yes, the Army is about discipline, comradery and duty above all, but things have been long changing in the Army and Vijay isn't alone, but a telling tale of how the things have been changing.

    A good friend and a bright chap, then a Major, now a Lt. Col. and comes from an Army background, back then was so enthusiastically talking about how eager he was about entering the corporate world and leaving the army that it almost seemed he was just not willing to serve the Army anymore, and was being forced on him. It's another thing he couldn't make through the institute he was targeting for MBA and so didn't venture, today he has been assigned an assignment with the UN by the Army.

    Someone I have pretty much grown up with, slightly elder, a full time Col. today, serving, and you would wonder what was it that he had that he could make it through the SSB interview and like earlier days, continues to feature a pot belly, but then many things happen when you have your uncles serving the Army, and some at senior ranks.

    Not that it is as common a sight, for there are many dedicated chaps and makes me remind of someone who said without any hesitation that his first love was the Army at the time of a marriage proposal, should have been a captain back then. Another someone I grew up with, a Lt. Col. today, and what passion for the forces. But things have changed a lot in the Army. It's definitely not what it used to be anymore, even the serving officers one gets to meet aren't what their retired seniors are.

    Nor will I blame Vijay entirely because one can sense the aspirations within when he must be seeing his contemporaries in the shooting contingent and how a few of them would be living their lives without the responsibilities that come with the Army. The grudge of sorts seems deep rooted, it's just that he spoke out at a public platform, may be he should have picked up a better platform, and his outburst isn't a good indicator especially when the Army is running short of officers, when frequent suicides are being reported and here is a case of a Subedar trying to be a media darling for a wrong reason.

    And if it's too deep a grudge and a resentment, it's better Vijay finds a better alternative with dignity than he ends up sulking all throughout his life, or the Army shows him the way.
     
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    he is free to go anywhere but where will he eat roti ????? this media coverage will be gone in few days and nobody will ask about him.

    atleast army gives him status and roti.

    on the other hand army should also change its policies about sportsman.if they want to encourage sportsman in army want them to perform in Olympics then they should reward them time to time
     
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    what about colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, He is in service or not
     
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    ViJay Kumar Should not Quit Army,
     
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    he cant .. from where he will eat his roti?? is he bade baap ki aulad???

    he should not fly and remain in his aukat
     
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    he should be fired

    what is if win a medal thats not means he is beyond the army .

    he is like a bad son who refuse his parents after some success in public

    shame on him
     
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    he is not showing respect to dress , he is a bad example for the others [/B]
     
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    He is still in service...........
     
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    Doesn't make sense after the 1 crore given by the State Govt.
    A sensible man or his sensible family can easily turn this money into permanent income source and he'll surely get promotion this time. What gives !! :(
    Is Subedar salary and army perks not enough for his daily needs :mad2:

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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    he is not a normal civilian he is army man and he letdown army by his statement .

    a sex worker can easily earn money but she dont have the proud or respect in world
     
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    In Which Regiment ................Rajput?
     
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    I believe this Vijay Kumar is being given a Class 1 officer post in the SAI.

    Good luck and God Speed!
     
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    Ray sir before condemning him think twice.after all he is one of the two individual silver medalists india has and considering that fact army's reluctance to offer any perk for him initially was to be blamed.Why couldn't army provide money abd promotion for such heroes who bring glory to the the forces.After all he didn't done any fake encounter in which innocents are murdered nor shown the pic of fake dead body of own soldier in Paki camo with tomato sauce . When his civilian counterparts are getting prices worth crores why couldn't him?
    If armycan spare crores of rupees for the welfare of senior officers why couldn't they just provide a decent gift for such medal winners.
     
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