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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

An appeal to ex-serviceMEN organisations


The last few months have seen many Ex-Servicemen (or ESM) organisations in limelight, rightfully bringing into public domain the problems being faced by retired personnel of the three services.

One thing though. Lady Officers have been an integral part of the defence services since long. It started with the Army Medical Corps, then Short Service Commission in other Arms and Services and finally culminating into Permanent Commission for Lady Officers in some branches. In the above light, the term ‘Ex-Serviceman’ no longer holds ground and keeping in view the secular, multi-cultural and sensitised history of our forces, wouldn’t it be prudent to now adopt a gender-neutral term in lieu of ‘Ex-Servicemen’ ?

I respectfully propose the following as a replacement for ‘Ex-Servicemen’ :





Even the expanded form of the apex recognized veteran organisation, the IESL stands for the ‘Indian Ex-Services League’ and not ‘Indian Ex-Servicemen League’ as is widely believed.

The transition to the new terminology would be smooth and would also set a good precedent. For instance, if there is an organisation called the ‘National Ex-Servicemen Organisation’ (NESO), the said organisation can retain its abbreviated form by simply shifting to ‘National Ex-Services Organisation’ or ‘National Ex-Servicemembers Organisation’ (still NESO). The word ‘Veteran’ could be even better if acceptable since the negative sounding connotation of the term ‘Ex’ could then be avoided. It is just a humble thought, veteran organisations may consider it if deemed appropriate.

Thank You



Anonymous said...

Good Idea.But seems like Ex servicemen are sleeping,,,nothing about all this drama,no follow up on Sixth CPC!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...




Anonymous said...

pb4 of the boiler, is it?

lighterside said...

We may keep it exsericewoemen (no spelling mistake).....it will take care of women of the services and express woes of exservicemen

Anonymous said...

Just Ex? Perhaps!?

Anonymous said...


Absolutely correct.
We need to change with time.
Good that you have initiated this idea, hopefully some will pick it.
It's disgusting to see some anti-women comments by army officers elsewhere on lady officers. It is not keeping with the finest traditions of our army.
We need to accept lady officers in our mainstream and over a period of time, no body would even remember that there was any controversy over this issue.
Thank you once again.

Anonymous said...

Changing of name will not make any difference to the pathetic condition they are in.....they are de faco - people who have been kicked on their asses by successive pay commissions/govts. ....an appropriate nomenclature may be coined accordingly......

naren said...

Ex servicemen is used to indecate the retired PBORs as I understand..The Offrs are referred to as ex service-officers....since there are no lady PBORs the present term should suffice.

Anonymous said...

in aviation they wanted to change the name COCKPIT but till now i have not heard any other word for cockpit if some one any info on this pleas share

Anonymous said...

navdeep, a welcome move but the comments to your article would show the feudal mindset of some people in uniform. only a person who has a working lady in the house can understand the actual meaning of what you say and how quick we should be in embracing this idea. it is a good start and i'm glad irrespective of the demands for pay commission posts only you choose to take up other improtant issues of our army which shall go a long way in bringing about a change which the government alone cannot initiate. i salute you.

Kaps said...

As per Encarta, following is the definition of Ex-Serviceman:

(plural ex-servicemen)
retired British serviceman: a man formerly in the British armed forces.

Generic Dictionary meaning is as follows:

a person who has served in the armed forces

I feel it is a gender neutral word as per dictionary. In addition, Ex-servicemen include members of all three branches of armed forces where ex-sailor and ex-airman are often used. So I would say it is better to use Ex-serviceman as a generic term. To make it gender sensitive may not be a good idea. The example to follow in this case would be Rashtrapati, an office now (Wo)manned by Mrs Pratibha Devi Singh Patil.

Anonymous said...

@ Navdeep

I completely agree with you there & since we are on the topic of ex service personnel I would like to bring up the ECHS which was started out with much fanfare promising them much more than what was alredy available to all retired the personnel in the service hospitals and the empanelled private hospitals(for medical insurance scheme members for surgery etc.)but the truth is that retired personnel are not even getting what was available to them previously.
I had gone to a neurology department at a COMMAND hospital and I was taken aback when I saw the Neurophysician telling a retired Jawan's wife that she will have to shell out around 3000 Rs. at the ECHS empanelled hospital for MRI of her son & she can later file for reimbursement?????Imagine a Jawan having to shell out that kind of money from his measly pension.Before ECHS happened that Neurophysician would have simply referred her to the COMMAND MRI centre without her having to bother about spending even a rupee.
There are many more instances Like in the case of dentures.ECHS rules stipulate that dentures would only be provided once in a lifetime whereas a denture would not last more than 5 to 7 years & mind you orthodontic treatment is not available under ECHS but available while you are in service.
The following link says it all.

Anonymous said...

Ever since public outcry against 26/11 is increasing a mail is widely in circulation through E-mail.It reads as follows-

"Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them. This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....

Please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power,expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on...

"Please forward this mail to as many as possible, so that we, the people of India, can really use this power to save our nation". Use your voting right for a better INDIA. "

digi said...

Dear Mr. Prime minister,
I am a typical mouse from Mumbai. In the local train
Compartment which has capacity of 100 persons, I travel with 500 more mouse.
Mouse at least squeak but we don't even do that.
Today I heard your speech. In which you said 'NO BODY WOULD BE SPARED'.
I would like to remind you that fourteen years has passed since serial bomb blast in Mumbai took place.
Dawood was the main conspirator. Till today he is not caught.
All our Bollywood actors, our Builders, our Gutka king meets him but your Government can not catch him.
Reason is simple;
All your ministers are hand in glove with him. If any
attempt is made to catch him everybody will be exposed. Your statement
' NOBODY WOULD BE SPARED' is nothing but a cruel joke on this unfortunate people of India.
Enough is enough. As such after seeing terrorist attack carried out by about a dozen young boys I realize that if same thing
continues days are not away when terrorist will attack by air, destroy our nuclear reactor and there will be one more Hiroshima.
We the people are left with only one mantra. Womb to Bomb to Tomb.
You promised Mumbaikar Shanghai what you have given us is Jalianwala Baug.
Today only your home minister resigned. What took you so long to kick out this joker?
Only reason was that he was loyal to Gandhi family.
Loyalty to Gandhi family is more important than blood of innocent people, isn't it?
I am born and bought up in Mumbai for last fifty eight
years. Believe me corruption in Maharashtra is worse than that in Bihar. Look at all the politician,
Sharad Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal, Narayan Rane, Bal Thackray , Gopinath Munde, Raj Thackray, Vilasrao Deshmukh
all are Rolling in money.
Vilasrao Deshmukh is one of the worst Chief minister I have seen.
His only business is to increase the FSI every other day, make money and send it to Delhi so Congress can fight next election.
Now the clown has found new way and will increase FSI for fisherman so they can build concrete house right on sea shore.
Next time terrorist can comfortably live in those house , enjoy the beauty of sea and then attack the Mumbai at their will.
Recently I had to purchase house in Mumbai. I met about two dozen builders. Everybody wanted about 30% in black.
A common person like me knows this and with all your intelligent agency & CBI you and your finance minister are not aware of it.
Where all the black money goes?
To the underworld isn't it?
Our politicians take help of these goondas to vacate people by force. I myself was victim of it.
If you have time please come to me, I will tell you everything.
If this has been land of fools, idiots then I would not have ever cared to write you this letter. Just see the tragedy, on one side
we are reaching moon, people are so intelligent and on other side you politician has converted nectar into deadly poison.
I am everything Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Schedule caste, OBC, Muslim OBC, Christian
Schedule caste, Creamy Schedule caste only what I am not is INDIAN.
You politician have raped every part of mother India by your policy of divide and rule.
Take example of former president Abdul Kalam. Such an Intelligent person, such a fine human being.
You politician didn't even spare him. Your party along with opposition joined the hands, because
politician feels they are supreme and there is no place for good person.
Dear Mr. Prime minister you are one of the most intelligent person, most learned person. Just wake up, be a real SARDAR.
First and foremost expose all selfish politicians. Ask Swiss bank to give name of all Indian account holders.
Give reins of CBI to independent agency.
Let them find wolf among us.
There will be political upheaval but that will better than dance of death which we are witnessing every day.
Just give us ambience where we can work honestly and without fear. Let there be rule of law.
Everything else will be taken care of.
Choice is yours Mr. Prime Minister Sir
Do you want to be lead by one person or you want to lead the nation of 100 Crore people?

Prakash B. Bajaj
Editor Mumbai-Times of India
Chandralok 'A" Wing, Flat No 104
97 Nepean Sea Road
Mumbai 400 036

Armchair Analysis said...


Anonymous said...

What about- "Lost Cases'
Sufficiently unisex, I presume

bharatchevur said...

I think 'veterans' sounds good.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section " 49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he/she doesn't want to vote anyone! Yes such a feature is available, but obviously past + present leaders have never disclosed it.

This is called "49-O".

Why should You go and say " I VOTE NOBODY". Because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way; of our whole political system. It is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public.

Please spread this news to as many as You know.

Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India. Show Your power, expressing Your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting. So don't miss Your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this information to all.

Use your voting right for a better INDIA. Share this with as many as You can. Because sharing is caring. It is caring about our dear Mother India.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous wrote:

The Living terrorist Safad, as shown by a mobile camara clip and broadcasted by the TV chanels, was nabbed and beaten up by the people and subsequently handed over to the Police.

Bombay police all the while has been claiming otherwise....

Wah...Wah......Long live the "Aam Admi"....

December 2, 2008 4:21 PM

And do you also believe the Taj staff killed the terrorists and handed them over to the NSG commandoes, and that the two NSG commandoes shot themselves dead????


You just want to run down the police forces. Are you afraid that the public might recognize their contribution to be more valuable than that of NSG???

Now read this...

Supreme sacrifice which led to the prized catch
Mumbai, PTI:
Promoted as Assistant Sub-Inspector, 48-year-old Tukaram Omble was one such braveheart. His is one of the many heroic stories that has emerged as the dust settles on the deadly terror strikes in Mumbai.

Those who live by the gun also die by its shadow. But there are a few who attain martyrdom and leave behind a legend to emulate and remember.

Recently promoted as Assistant Sub-Inspector, 48-year-old Tukaram Omble was one such braveheart.

His is one of the many heroic stories that has emerged as the dust settles on the deadly terror strikes in Mumbai.

Thanks to this daredevil, the police could arrest at least one terrorist alive, whom investigating agencies are now making sing.

Acting on a message received on his walkie-talkie on the night of November 26, Omble chased down two terrorists, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, as they headed towards Girgaum Chowpatty.

Meanwhile, the D B Nagar Police station team was setting up a ‘naka bandi’ at the Chowpatty signal after the message was circulated.

“We had barricaded the road at Girgaum Chowpatty soon after we received a message that two terrorists had hijacked a Skoda and were firing randomly in South Mumbai,” Assistant inspector Hemant Bavdhankar of D B Nagar Police station said.

“Moments later, we saw a car bearing the description slowing down at a distance of around 50 feet away from us. As the vehicle was trying to take a U-turn, it hit the road-divider,” he said.

The car then started drawing closer to the police and Mohammad Ajmal Amir Iman (the arrested terrorist) came out of the car and pretended to surrender, only to open fire seconds later.
Without caring for his life or the consequences, Ombale took Iman head on. He sprang towards the ultra and gripped the barrel of his AK-47 rifle with both hands.

With the barrel pointing towards the cop, Iman pulled the trigger. The brave policeman took all the bullets on himself.

Bullet-holed Ombale collapsed, but did not let go of Iman. Thus, he not only provided a perfect cover to his team, but also prevented Iman from firing at any one else and in turn saving many precious lives.

The other team members had, by then, killed the other terrorist Ismail. They now pounced on Iman and captured him.
Thanks to the valor and supreme sacrifice of this fearless cop, investigators are now unravelling the scale of the terror operation from Iman, who was an operative of Lashkar-e-Taiba for the last one-and-a-half years.


Link: http://deccanherald.com/Content/Dec22008/national20081202104264.asp?section=updatenews

God bless you all.

December 3, 2008 7:22 PM


Anonymous said...

Navdeep wrote:

"It is also necessary to promote initiative within the uniformed forces. When INS TABAR took on Somalian pirates, it was reported that certain elements in Delhi had castigated the Navy for not keeping them in picture, though later the Navy was rightfully given its pat."

If the Navy has rightfully been given the pat, you would not object if it is also rightfully reprimanded - the so-called-pirate mother-ship was a civilian ship hijacked by the pirates, and when the Navy blew it up the civilians died, the pirates escaped on speedboats and the Navy could not catch them. The same mother-ship was earlier intercepted by the British Navy and was let go because of the hostages, but our publicity-hungry Navy thought better to challenge it, and sink it without imagining there could be hostages on board. Thank God the NSG or MARCOS did not follow the Navy's initiative.

December 3, 2008 7:29 PM


Kaps said...

Dear Anonymous @7:29PM

It beats the imagination that you should have your blinkers on in such a situation. There is no motive of running down anybody. Everyone unequivocally is grateful to the people who laid their lives in the line of duty. In patting the aam aadmi, the anonymous you quote; has simply brought out the role played by common public. There is no forgetting the role played by RPF at CST as well.

As far as the INS Tabar is concerned, I guess CNS has set the record straight in his press conference. Whom would you believe? a top ranking officer of your own defence forces or a self serving Thai businessman who is probably looking to mint money through insurance. It is really painful that we believe more in hearsay than concrete proof.

I would request you to throw the blinkers away and please look at the whole thing as an Indian and not someone belonging to one of the parts of system.


Anonymous said...


Please read Anon’s comments praising the common public once more. He implies that the living terrorist was nabbed by the public and handed over to the police, insinuating that police had no role in his capture. Actually, once the police caught him, the passer-bys started beating him. Not to belittle the courage of the common public, it does not take much to beat an unarmed person with a bullet injury in one arm. And again the Bombay police acted with restraint, and did not let the public lynch this guy. Kind of difficult to do when your senior colleague has just been shot dead before your own eyes by this lowlife! (not to mention scores of other colleagues and citizens shot dead earlier)
Stop pretending. Many military guys on this blog just want to defame the police by claiming false superiority. They should get rid of their superiority complex. Respect has to be earned, not just claimed.
About INS Tabar, CNS has said what he needed to say. Government (MoD) has supported the CNS as the Govt. needed to do. In my official capacity I will say what I need to say. But the truth need not be concealed internally. Else there is a chance of committing a mistake again. I will not speak more about this topic, but all of us need to recognize that whatever the Govt./CNS says need not always be true.

Anonymous said...

may be 'Children of lesser God'.

Kaps said...

Anonymous at 1115PM

"Military Bloggers defaming the police claiming false sense of superiority", that is what you say. There is no need for Military Bloggers or civilian bloggers to defame the police. They do it unto themselves. As far as commanding respect is concerned, i guess a person on street will answer you best if you leave your "official position" and care to go and ask him difference between military and police.

So you say whatever Govt or any other high ranking official of country says need not be true always. By that yardstick, all the cases solved by ATS should be considered a plethora of lies and nothing else, because that would seem to be the position of the Govt.

It is sickening how people like you try to drive a wedge in a place where fevicol should be used. I wish you would use your "official position" more constructively than just pretend to be Mr Know All who "thinks" he is being defamed.

Anonymous said...


Ask the common man at the street what they think of police and they will tell u that it is the most corrupt and inefficient organisation in the country.....What the police has done.........uncounrable custodial deaths,rape of a minor by a constble called more(and he says jo ukhadna hai ukhadlo).........charges of corruption and nepotism.......forget it yaar..........let's not get into a military vs police thing...............The situation is so bad that even if the police man does an act of corruption or deleriction of duty,it's no more a headline........SEE UR ENCOUNTER COP DAYA NAIK.......PROPERTY RUNNING INTO CRORES.........NEED WE SAY MORE?????????AND THAT GUY IS JUST AN INSPECTOR.......IF I SPEAK MORE,,,,,U WILL HAVE NO PLACE TO HIDE.......AND U ARE NOT IN POLICE BUT IN CPMF......AND JUST WANTS TO RUN US DOWN...........FORGET IT...................AND BE HAPPY

Proud Indian said...


By: Soni Sangwan ( Metro News)

When panicked hostages at Taj Mahal Hotel at the Gateway of India refused to budge even as NSG commandos came to escort them out, one young officer reassured them, “Follow me, I will take the first bullet.”

This young man, probably a Captain or a Major of the Indian Army, draws a monthly salary that is, shockingly, less than what most of the hostages would have been spending on a single night’s room tariff at the hotel.

Just to put things in perspective, a Major, like Maj Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who died combating the terrorists, was probably drawing a monthly salary of Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 28,000. With the new pay commission scales in place, this amount is likely to have gone up to about Rs 50,000. Coming down the line, the soldier, Naik Gajendra, who probably drawing a salary of mot more than Rs 15,000 a month in step in step with the new pay scales. A captain in the Indian Army gets only Rs 40,000 a month according to the new pay scales.

And for those salaries, these young men, India’s finest, are willing to walk into a hotel where an undisclosed number of heavily armed terrorists are holed up; they are willing to put your safety before their own.

While the battle against terrorists is a part of the job description of any army man, what is not a part of his laid down charter of duties is to combat with the bureaucracy of his own country to get a hike of even a few thousand rupees in his salary, the fact that it took media reports of three armed forces deciding to observe Black Diwali if their demands regarding pay Scale revisions are not met to get government to respond is telling. What is even more telling is the reality that despite assurances at the highest level and the setting up of a three member committee to address the pay commission anomalies in a time bound manner, no decision has come so far.

As news about the NSG being called filtered out, an SMS began doing the rounds in defence circles; the SMS asked the question WHY “LOWER GRADE MAJORS AND LIEUTENANT COLONELS” WERE BEING SENT IN TO RESOLVE THE SITUATION WHEN “BETTER QUALITY PARAMILITARY PERSONNEL GETTING HIGHER GRADE PAY” WERE AVAILABLE FOR THE JOB. The sarcasm reveals the deep sense of betrayal within the armed forces as also the operational problems the disparity in pay scales between IPS officers and the army is going to cause. While the Mumbai situation is unique, there are routine operations where the army works with the paramilitary, the disparity in pay scales gives superiority to IPS officers. The problems this can cause in operational situations are obvious. Imagine what would happen if Mumbai police commissioner pulled rank on Lt Gen V Thamburajan. Can you imagine the Taj, Oberoi or Nariman Bhawan being secured by the Mumbai Police alone?


Anonymous said...

what about naming 'ex warriors'

sudeep said...

Men is not a sexist word and can also be used as the gender neutral word. In any case ESM includes all the retirees. As when the story of evoltion of man is written it means both man and woman. Also the word 'Rashtrapati" is also gender neutral.

Anonymous said...

I am small effort to put all the old senior PBORs to return their happines of life of living for moral support to live in this world on his own. I have also approach to the supreme authorities for the better response to boost up moral support for strengthening psychology of our defence forces more effectively by solving the problem of helpless pensioners, whereas, they can inspire the moral support to the New comer to form innovative armed forces. Indirectly, the PCDA problem protocol of PBORs are demoralising drastically to decrease the moral power of defence. They become more depressed and deteriorated by the decision of Government, moreover, the entitlement also not being informed or paid so far by the PCDA/IRLA.
The entitled arrears of VI pay commission are not being paid or intimated after declaration of so long periods. The fresh amendment pension pay order(PPO) are also not being forwarded by the authority for payment of said the arrears. No response has been indicated by the authority after informing the issue frequently.
Lakhs of pensioners of Navy, Air force and Army personals are effected by years to years. Only the innocent pensioners are targeted by the slackness of authority. Emotionally the PBORs(Pensioner Below Officer Rank) are exploited by the slowest regulation formulated & activation by the Administration. After so many years of valuable life span sacrifice in the Armed force the return of the authority has crippled the pensioner peaceful living. They are not given the value for what they been devoted since lifelong. Nothing but something which are supposed to be given as pension that’s too having so many obstacles, irregularities and so many rules to control the to hold the privileges. The delaying of authority is showing that they are directing neglecting the PBORs.
It is to brought to your notice that, all individuals experience have been putting forward to you that after retiring from the defence force, it is observed that PBORs are roaming around the authority for resolving the pension problem but not get any response from the authority or not any chunch for commuinication. Because there is not any direct link or communication between the pensioner and the PCDA/IRLA. It has been observed that PBOR are neglected by the authority like donkeys. None can directly discuss the forum or dispute which arises during new execution of new privileges of VI pay commission with authority. Most of cases, the mentioned telephone number are not working or kept always busy. Hence, it is become difficult to communicate. It is better to provide online facility for better correspondence with PCDA/IRLA website by providing Self ID and Password for ongoing changing entitlement or displaying their own entitlement.
Delay in ammended pension pay order(PPOs) are showing that they are neglected straight way by the PCDA, how it could be delay to implemented the Goverment order which has been declared by MOD. Surprise to experience that it is taking more than three months.
Can our consiuos Goverment look in the matter to the lost of the pension arrears interest due to government failure to pay in time?
Which has affected the benefit of pension drastically by amount at least one lakh rupee for each individual of more than a crores, indirectly which has been benefited the RBI. There may be some intesion to gain self or Goverment of India by exploiting some certain group of people, who does know that?
All slackness of the Pricipal Controller of defence account are knowingly delaying the protocol after having orders. The highest facility of computer software to establish the accounting for each individual. Why it not possible to calculate auto for a few people’s amount which has reflected as VI pay commission arrear. Given formulation of the calculation may easily done with available accounting software, why the delay has been executed knowingly then has the afore said PCDA any answer for it?
Fundamental rights of the sinior citizens (PBORs) are assassined by the Goverment unlawful, unplanned, unjustified, disintigrity & unconstitutional way of unlimited delay of pay the arrears to all PBORs.
This is too happend after retirement fro sacrifice of some certain valuable years of life why? Why the term ``Kurban(sacrifice) is applicable only for the Armed force individual/ Wht the said term is not for all citizen of our constitution?
It is said that our Constitution is Sovereign, secular, socialist democratic(For the people of the people by the people) coutry but how is this activites proving the same?
It is enforced feel the Ex-servicemen as neglected by the goverment and fundamental rigth are getting hurt by the herald of services of goverment. Here I am not against the goverment but the against the practical implementation of the rule and regulation. It should be equally implement in caes of all for all.
Her it shown tah the PBORs has been treated as seocntd class citizen of our coutry why?
All information smartly displayed by theverious Gverment website and given emailto, Contact us & phone number which are knowingly deserted or communicate by the authority? Frank and free implementation of online protocol should be establish for better speedy communication for each individual of PBORs. They world gone century ahead but still we are in the begining of the era. How sad that i can even think so.
All PBORs should be given one individual ID and password for displaying the information of self account of PPO. Which will be improving the system of correspondance of our PCDA.

Thank you
Your faithfully,
Narzary GL
Webmaster, Online Blogger and publisher
Franchise online Journalist & reporter

Anonymous said...

Veteran appears to good. but it lacks to portray the name of a soldier which is more important. please doondo some thing else which meets both these ends.

Rajesh said...

Navdeep Sir,
Great and informative blog,indeed.
Pls keep it going.

Lt Col Rajesh Nair
CQA(systems) secunderabad

Narendra said...


Anonymous said...

Dear Maj Navdeep,
Your article in the Tribune on 26 Jun was well compiled and researched. Very well done.We look fwd to more such articles as in the present context we have no hope in the Seventh Pay Commission. It is the insecurity of our senior offrs that is the biggest impediment. They forget a term called 'Salary Protection' were undue and illegal perks are taken as service privileges. So even if the pay is same the senior offrs will always benefit and save more. No cribs - but let the lesser mortals also have their share auth by the Govt.