Never in the history of India have so many anti-military announcements been made by various branches of the government in such a short amount of time. It is not possible for bureaucrats to issue such policy letters without having the confidence of their respective ministers..
The question I leave to readers is whether those behind this systematic degradation are truly nationalists or enemies of the state.
Warning Chandragupta, Chanakya had said, “The day the soldier has to demand his dues will be a sad day for Magadha for then, on that day, you will have lost all moral sanction to be king.” Sadly in India, under the present government, this has become the norm. The One Rank One Pension agitation, which lasted months, led to a half-baked release, with the appointment of the Justice Reddy commission to suggest anomalies, if any. The commission submitted its report on October 26, but the government will take ages before it announces any changes. This delay and the inaction of the government has compelled the veteran community to relaunch its agitation. It also led Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, in sheer frustration, to commit suicide on Wednesday. Senior pensioners (like Grewal) are amongst the most affected and unlikely to gain any benefits from their hard-fought agitation.
Aug 17, 2015 ... Former Service Chiefs' Letter to PM on OROP and the police action on protesting veterans.