Today's Hindustan Times 24 May 2009 gives 5 priorities for the Defence Minsiter the "TO-DO -LIST":
They are listed on page 7 .
1. Ensure transparency in Defence deals.
2. Big tenders not secretive.
3. Speed up procurement of fighter jets
4. Define Indi-US milirutary relations
5. Take a fresh look at the One Rank one Pension demand of war Veterans (OROP)
Looks like IESM has been successful...in making OROP be in the TO DO LIST...
Cdr Sharan Ahuja (retd)
Member Core Group IESM