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  1. uoftotaku

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    Well put. Even in the US where the military vet gets a lot more public recognition and respect than most places, it is usually the Officer class that finds itself moving into the white collar corporate world after discharge.

    For the regular enlisted men, life can be quite tough, especially considering that due to their comparatively short service contracts (standard is only 5 years) they are not eligible for pensions or anything beyond basic healthcare. But the military in general does give access internally to continuing education and upliftment (they very famously pay for a college diploma ) which is largely missing in India (mostly I would guess due to the frightening costs involved given the sheer size of our military)

    However, if you want to look at examples of how a military really coddles its officer corps, take a look at Singapore where the avg pay for officers is staggering and almost all of them end up in plum govt positions or in upper management in govt owned companies after their "retirement" at age 45. All the senior officers end up becoming millionaires! Then again they never fire their weapons outside the training range and the whole country has a population of only 30 lakh odd citizens, so its a different world

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    For singapore use the filter of them being a Conscript Army in a VERY High GDP per Capita Economy. So Career Soldiers are rare and highly valued. Also dont forget their Per Capital Spend on Military is very high with few outlays on bases and infrastructure etc as their territory is so small. So they spend the money on Salaries.

    Hard to replicate elsewhere - except the princelings in the Arab Countries.
     
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    Lies, deceit: Indian army slams Pakistan against cluster bomb use allegations 2 min read . Updated: 03 Aug 2019, 07:09 PM IST Elizabeth Roche
    • Pakistan has accused New Delhi of using cluster bombs against civilians in Kashmir
    • India has accused of Pakistan of fomenting terrorism in Kashmir, a charge that Islamabad denies

    New Delhi: The Indian Army on Saturday slammed as “lies deceit and deception" comments from Pakistan that accused New Delhi of using cluster bombs against civilians in Kashmir.

    In a statement, an Indian army spokesman said: “The Pakistan army regularly attempts to push terrorists through infiltration and opens fire with a multitude of weapons to assist them (infiltrators)."

    “India during numerous Directorate of Military Operations level talks has maintained the right to respond. Such responses are only against military targets and infiltrating terrorists who are aided by Pakistan army," the sharply worded statement said.

    The Indian army statement followed Twitter posts by Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the spokesman for Pakistan’s armed forces as well as Pakistan’s People’s Party leader Bilawal Bhutto slamming India for what they described as atrocities against Kashmiri civilians.

    “Strongly condemn the blatant use of cluster ammunition by Indian Security Forces targeting innocent civilians along the Line Of Control. This is clear violation of the Geneva Convention & International Laws," Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a Twitter post.

    Qureshi also posted a collage of pictures that included those of young children and adults with bandages and injuries in hospital. The pictures were not dated and therefore there was no way of ascertaining who and where the injured people were or which hospital was giving them medical attention.

    This was followed by a comment on Twitter by Asit Ghafoor, spokesman for Pakistan’s Armed Forces who said in his post: “Use of cluster bombs by Indian Army violating international conventions is condemnable. No weapon can suppress determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self determination. Kashmir runs in blood of every Pakistani. Indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris shall succeed."

    The two were supported by Bilawal Bhutto who in his Twitter post said: “ Use of cluster bombs by Indian Army in Kashmir is outrageous. India continues to flout international conventions in its bloody attempt to stifle aspirations of the people of Kashmir. The world continues to ignore human rights catastrophe. This must change if we are to have peace."

    India has accused of Pakistan of fomenting terrorism in Kashmir, a charge that Islamabad denies, though it admits to extending moral, political and diplomatic support to what it describes as a freedom struggle in Kashmir.

    India has maintained that Pakistan supports terrorism in Kashmir as it has failed to win the valley through wars with India. The two countries have fought four wars since 1947 when they both emerged as independent countries at the end of British rule in India
     
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    Situation at LoC under control: Indian Army

    Srinagar, Aug 2 (UNI) Asserting that the situation is under control and by and large peaceful along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir valley, a top Army commander on Friday said that regular infiltration attempts are being made by Pakistan-based militants but the soldiers are thwarting their bids.

    However, Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army’s 15 Corps said the Army is fully prepared and will not allow Pakistan and its Army to disrupt peace in the valley.

    “Situation at the LoC is under control and largely peaceful. The infiltration from Pakistani side is being attempted regularly and we have been having regular contacts at the LoC. But infiltration attempt by militants, supported by Pakistani Army, is being foiled,” Lt Gen Dhillon, flanked by Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and ADG CRPF Zulfiqar Hasan, told reports during a press conference here on Friday.

    The Army commander said that Pakistan has stepped up ceasefire violations along the LoC in a bid to help militants waiting at launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). “We have intelligence reports that militants are waiting in launch pads to infiltrate into J&K and disrupt peace. But, our anti-infiltration grid is fully prepared to thwart any attempt by militants to cross LoC,” he said.

    He, however, refused to answer the question about the number of militants presently waiting at these launch pads, saying it is tactical information which could compromise their sources or alert militant leadership.

    Lt Gen Dhillon said the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the state, particularly in Kashmir valley, is more "pronounced" in the hinterland. “In the last one year there has been an increase in IED attacks in the valley and security forces are up for the task,” he said.

    Meanwhile, the J&K GDP said security forces have destroyed various modules responsible for planning to carry out IED attacks. “Many Over Ground Workers (OGWs) have been arrested while top militant leadership has been eliminated. Most of the militant outfits have been decimated in the valley,” he said.

    Answering a question about reports of additional security forces being sent to the valley, he said security personnel were on regular duty though out the year because of elections, among others, with no time to relax. “There were also fresh inputs of increase in violence by militants which made it necessary to strengthen the counter intelligence grid on the ground,” he added.
     
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    Indian Army goes the ‘electric’ way in Delhi
    The Army’s green effort aims at ensuring “economy, efficiency and minimal emissions”

    Leading by way of example and underlining its commitment to clean air and environmental protection, officials of the Indian army will be using electric cars in the national capital, considered one of the world’s most polluted cities.

    The initiative, starting with the flagging off of the first lot of 10 electric cars, has been launched in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of Central public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the Union power ministry which has been the main facilitator in providing these vehicles to various government agencies.

    The e-cars were flagged off on Thursday by Quartermaster General Lt Gen Gopal R to mark the World Environment Day. The Army’s green effort aims at ensuring “economy, efficiency and minimal emissions”.

    At the forefront of environmental initiatives, the Indian Army “has a large number of Territorial Army Battalions (ECO) which have done a yeoman service in environmental protection initiatives such as forestation,” an Indian Army release said.

    “Army units posted in remote and ecologically sensitive areas from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari have been carrying out various activities in close coordination with local populace to conserve the ecological balance and protect the environment,” it added.

    Electric vehicle technology has proved to be a viable alternative by reducing the carbon emission footprint. Indian companies like Tata Motors and Mahindra have taken a lead in R&D and manufacturing of electric cars.
     
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    This Foundation In Dehradun Is Training Hundreds Of Girls To Join Indian Army

    Youth Foundation (YF), a charitable trust organisation raised by Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, Principal Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering in Uttarakhand now trains girls for their recruitment in Corps Of Military Police in the Indian Army. The foundation started its girl’s camp in Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Balawala, Dehradun after they realised the importance of training those who eagerly wish to join the forces, but lack the opportunities.

    While speaking to The Logical Indian, Suraj Kothiyal, a member of Youth Foundation, said, “The camp has successfully trained about 30,000 candidates of which 8000 have been recruited in different forces and are actively serving the nation.”

    Women Recruitment In Military Police
    Opening up new opportunities for women aspiring to join the Military Police in the Indian Army, the forces started their online registration in April this year.

    A total of 100 seats are available for women candidates to register online for Military Police.

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    Breaking all barriers, this is the first time women will be inducted as soldiers in the force. This came after the decision of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing that the government has taken a historic and robust decision to induct women in the Military Police, with an aim to enhance their representation in the three services.

    Training For Girls
    “At present, almost 250 girls from Pauri, Tehri, Chamoli and other districts have started training for the physical tests that will be held during the recruitment rallies,” Suraj says.

    Training camps organised by the Youth Foundation has always ensured that the participants will be groomed appropriately to join the military and other forces. Mental, physical and holistic grooming would be provided to help them clear the entrance examination.

    The foundation takes services of the retired army personnel in training the candidates while the trained teachers are deployed in the camp who prepare the candidates in clearing the written examination part.

    Coach Rekha Agnihotri, a mountaineer from Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, has been actively training women for the physical tests which include marathons, long jump, short jump and others. She predicts that the number of girls in the camp is likely to increase and the candidates, who will pass the physical tests, will also be provided training for the written exam by Youth Foundation.


    “The schedule of all the girls is well monitored. From early morning physical training to classes on theory and computer, to games and rigorous exercises, the girls are actively preparing to join the forces,” Suraj Negi, one of the administrators at the Youth Foundation told The Logical Indian.

    These trainings are provided free of cost with free boarding and lodging facility available to all candidates by the foundation to offer job opportunities to the deprived section of the society. Most of the candidates that are selected hail from the underprivileged section of the society.


    “By providing training to the young girls of Uttarakhand, we want to prove that daughters of Uttarakhand have the potential and valour to join Indian army and make the nation proud,” says Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, KC, SC, VSM (Retd) says.

    Camps Organised In Past
    The organisation has held several camps in the past that has prepared boys for many forces in the country. In 2013, out of thirty-two participants, 28 were recruited in the prestigious Garhwal Rifles of the infantry.

    The first camp was held in 2013 following which the Youth Foundation was registered as a charitable not-for-profit trust in 2015.

    “We had some information about women recruitment in the Army following which we organised two camps in 2018, one in Balawala with 350 girls and the other in Srinagar with 250 girls. The camp continued for about six months,” Negi says.


    “The girls are already motivated and strong, we are here just to give them the right direction,” Negi adds.
     
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    3 Laborers From Hisar, Haryana Arrested For Spying The Indian Army For Pakistan
    Amidst the heating tensions with Pakistan and India, 3 laborers from Hisar, Haryana, were arrested by the Police after they were suspected spies for the neighboring country.

    It is believed that the police recovered video clips, pictures, and voice messages sent through WhatsApp.

    Officials said that the three were spying on the Indian Army.

    The three men were working as laborers at a construction site in an Army Cantonment Area. The three were part of a group that was working at the Mess Building in the cantonment area and were working under the supervision of a Civil Construction Company.

    The three men have been identified as 28-year-old Matab from Muzaffarnagar, 25-year-old Shamli from Muzaffarnagar, and 34-year-old Ragib from Muzaffarnagar.


    It is reported that the family members of the arrested men were not informed about the arrests of the three.

    Haneef, the father of Matab, said that his son is innocent and only went to Haryana so he could have better work and a better life.

    A panchayat meeting was also held in the villages of the arrested after the heads of the village got to know about the news.

    Muzammil, the brother of Ragib, said that he was not informed about the arrest of his brother
     
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    Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh Will Be The Next DGMO Director General Of Military Operations. Currently he Is General Officer Commanding XVI Corps (White Knight Corps). He Will Take Over As The New DGMO On Oct 15, Succeeding Lt Gen Anil Chauhan.

     
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    Nacho BC...SF kaa bandha DGMO...Gen Ranbir Singh next COAS...IA is in good hands for the future
     
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    Why these days most of the Indian army move to Kashmir?
     
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    Summer Holidays..........................
     
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    #ArmyScoutMastersCompetition Team India has secured First Position in Stage 1 of the competition. The 8 participant teams competed in Infiltration behind enemy lines in helicopters & Cross country navigation in hostile territory.
     
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    Gen Ranbir singh ? Is that confirmed ? Excellent if true. I also think Air Marshall Nambiar will be IAF chief. We have two chiefs who have outstanding record.
     
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    Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces

    Disability pensions in the Indian armed forces will continue to be exempt from tax, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to senior government officials, effectively rolling back a recent order that brought the provision in the tax net.


    Disability pensions in the Indian armed forces will continue to be exempt from tax, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to senior government officials, effectively rolling back a recent order that brought the provision in the tax net.

    At the same time, however, the minister has called on the three services – the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy -- to device a mechanism to reduce instances of misuse of the rules, according to people familiar with the developments who asked not to be named.

    “It was felt that a one-size-fits-all policy would be unfair,” said a senior official who asked not to be named, explaining the reason behind rolling back the move. “The minister has taken a serious view of the misuse of disability pension, especially by senior officers including generals in the past. However, he believes that people with genuine disability because of service should not be made to suffer.”

    On July 8, the defence minister had told the Rajya Sabha that the decision to go back to exempting disability pension from being taxed was under the consideration of the ministry.

    “Orders to reverse to the process have been issued. At the same time forces have been asked to work out a formula to handle instances of the misuse,” added the official cited above. HT has not seen a copy of the order.

    According to a June 24 notification by the finance ministry, disability pension and the pension of soldiers who have served their full tenure with the three services would no longer be exempt from income tax. The order said only soldiers who have been “invalidated” during military service will get exemption.

    The Indian Army, the largest

    of the three services, had welcomed the move on the grounds that the force is witnessing a worrying trend of more soldiers seeking disability pension for monetary benefits even when their medical condition is an outcome of their lifestyle.

    But it sparked a row in the military fraternity, with several veterans and experts opposing the move. They contended that the problem was exaggerated and that people suffering from genuine disabilities should not be made to suffer due to the actions of a few unscrupulous people.

    In the current fiscal, the government has allocated ~1.12 lakh crore for defence pensions alone. Around 11.2% of Indian Army officers, including generals, and 0.8% of troopers receive disability pensions. There are about 2.5 million retired soldiers in India.

    A medical downgrade entitles a soldier to better retirement benefits. On average for the same rank, a disability pension can be 20 to 50% more than a normal one, plus tax exemption.

    The 6th Pay Commission in 2006 hiked disability pension to bring parity with other services. The 7th Pay Commission, however, observed that there was a huge jump in disability pension cases, especially among the senior ranks.

    A recent analysis by Army HQ showed that a large number of officers, including generals, and those in the medical corps had claimed disabilities for non-physical injuries such as hypertension, diabetes, hearing loss, obesity-linked diseases, and other ailments.

    There are two types of disability pensions – “war” and “normal”. War disability is 60% of the last salary drawn in case of 100% disability, and normal disability is 30% of the last salary drawn in case of 100% disability. For non-battle casualties, the benefits apart from free treatment are 30% of the last salary for 51-100% disability and 15% of last pay drawn for 20-50% disability. Both disabilities are exempt from income tax.

    In his previous stint as the home minister, Singh had pushed for welfare measures, especially for troopers.

    “The decision to reverse is welcome. There is no doubt that some unscrupulous soldiers had misused the facility. The military should devise a method to stop this. I suggest all cases of officers, men who got disability in their last rank needs to be reviewed. For had they got disability before there last promotion they may not have got the promotion, that would check misuse,” former deputy chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Raj Kadiyan (retd) said.

    Chairman of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement, Major General Satbir Singh, said: “We were ready to move the court, but decided to give the new defence minister more time and importantly he had also given an assurance to Parliament. In the Kargil conflict, 527 soldiers died and 1,367 were disabled. Is the country trying to say that 1,367 soldiers are now a burden? The exemption (disability pension exempted from income tax) was given 90 years ago in 1922. Why did this thought even come and why was it accepted? I hope this is never repeated again.”

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    Anybody trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir will be eliminated, Army warns Pakistan
    Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon said if anyone tries to disrupt the peace in the Valley, he will be eliminated.

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    NEW DELHI: With Pakistan upping the ante over Centre's move to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Friday warned that anybody trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir would be eliminated.

    The warning from the Indian Army came in the backdrop of Pakistani political leadership and its armed forces making statements threatening India over its Kashmir move.

    In an interview, Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said that "Pakistan and its Army has always been involved in disrupting peace in the Valley and I believe that they would continuously do it."

    "Recently such statements have come out openly of threatening about certain incidents in the Valley. Notwithstanding we will take care of all of them. Let anyone come and try and disrupt the peace in the Valley, we will have him eliminated," Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said.

    The Chinar Corps Commander also rejected Pakistan's claim that Indian Army used cluster bombs along the Line of Control last week, terming it ''Pakistani propaganda.''

    "No such issue was there," Dhillon said while warning that in case the Pakistan Army violates ceasefire again, the Indian Army would "respond hard and with full strength."

    Commenting on July 30 incident of heavy shelling by the neighbouring troops, Lt Gen Dhillon said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing by use of air defence guns and artillery.

    ''Since it was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the Indian Army reserved the right to respond, and responded at the military targets from where the fire had come,'' the top Army commander said.

    On reports of infiltration attempts being made by Pakistan, he said, "All infiltration camps, launch pads are full of terrorists, and the Pakistan Army is assisting them by providing covering fire and even guiding them into its own territory through the Line of Control".

    The comments from the Chinar Corps Commander came a week after the Indian Army successfully foiled an attempt by a Border Action Team (BAT) of the Pakistan Army in Keran sector and killed seven to eight of them.

    The Indian Army also asked Pakistan to take back the bodies but its troops refused to do so.

    Lieutenant General Dhillon said that besides maintaining peace and security, the army personnel have been going to villages and helping people to talk to their relatives via mobile and satellite phones.

    Moreover, the Army is also providing them with treatment and free medicines and ferrying them to other places for further treatment.

    He said, "The Valley is completely peaceful. There is no need to panic. But there are certain security restrictions basically for the safety and security of the 'Awam' (people)".

    Security has been beefed up across J&K after the government revoked Article 370 that gave Kashmir special status.

    Reports on Friday said that normalcy was fast returning to J&K and schools and colleges were directed to function normally from Saturday.

    Jammu district Deputy Magistrate Sushma Chauhan said that Section 144 (which restrict the gathering of more than 4 people) has been withdrawn from Jammu Municipal limits.

    In an official statement, she also informed that all school and colleges will open from Saturday i.e August 10
     
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    Before govt announced revocation of Article 370, Indian Army had identified main 'trouble spots' in Kashmir

    New Delhi: Days ahead of Narendra Modi government that brought a resolution in Parliament to revoke Article 370, Indian Army and other security forces identified the main trouble spots in Kashmir and kicked-off preparations for tackling any possible untoward situation in the Valley post-announcement of the implementation of the decision.

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    Army chief Bipin Rawat had met military personel in the Valley. ANI

    The Indian Army also deployed an additional brigade from the northeastern region in Kashmir to strengthen its counter-infiltration grid on the Line of Control (LoC) to thwart any attempt made by Pakistan Army to push any infiltrators inside the valley. "At various locations especially in South Kashmir region, the local commanders had started preparing for dealing with any attempt of creating unrest. At some places, even Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has reviewed the preparedness of the forces to handle the possible trouble," top Army sources told ANI.


    The sources said that though the local commanders were not informed about the specific decision but were given an idea about a big development likely to take place in relation to the Valley. The Indian Army had shifted an infantry brigade from the eastern command to the LoC in Kashmir before the commencement of annual pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra and the traditional infiltration season in summers.

    The sources said that the deployments would be enough to tackle the emerging situation in the Valley along with the 45,000 troops of the paramilitary who have been inducted recently to tackle both the Pakistani designs from across the LoC as well as attempts by separatists in the valley to create unrest. The army has put its Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and regular forces in the valley on high alert to deal with any untoward situation.

    The sources also informed that there are close to 250 active terrorists in the valley and they would not be allowed to disturb peace in the Valley. The Narendra Modi government has scrapped Article 370 and created Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as two new union territories.
     
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    Fact Check: No, Indian Army didn’t burn down houses in Kashmir

    A video has gone viral on Facebook with the claim that Indian Army burnt down houses of Kashmiris in Bandipora district of J&K. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that neither is the video from Bandipora, nor did the Indian Army burn down the houses.

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    After the central government’s decision to remove Article 370 which deals with special status to Jammu and Kashmir, many dubious posts relating to the state are being shared on social media.

    A video has gone viral on Facebook with the claim that Indian Army burnt down houses of Kashmiris in Bandipora district of J&K. The video shows some houses on fire and people’s screams can be heard in the background.

    India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that neither is the video from Bandipora, nor did the Indian Army burn down the houses. It was a year-old incident when four residential houses caught fire in Lachipora village of Baramulla in J&K.

    The video was shared by Facebook page Free Indian Occupied Kashmir’ late on Monday night. Indian Army Burns Kashmiri People’s Houses In Bandi Pura indian occupied Kashmir and world is sleeping, it claimed along with the video.

    The post has already been shared over 3,700 times till the filing of this story. The misleading post went viral last year too. At that time, it was shared more than 1,78,000 times.

    Using In-Vid tool, we reverse searched the video and found some news reports from Kashmir which had details about the incident.

    According to Rising Kashmir and Kashmir Observer, four residential houses and a cowshed in Lachipora village were destroyed in a blaze on March 27, 2018.




    It was reported that at least 20 animals had died in the incident and seven families were affected. According to news reports, police could not ascertain the cause of fire. We did not find any news report claiming that Indian Army was responsible for the incident.
     
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