In response to your news in HT today on the above subject,i am writing following for publication in Letters to The Editors column.
1. 'One Rank One Pension' is a long standing demand of Ex Servicemen.Congress Party and BJP both have accepted the same IN THEIR ELECTIONS MANIFESTO.A sum of Rs 2100 crores was earmarked also by the UPA for granting parity in pension to men below officers rank.The same has also been denied to them for so long.Soldiers have been demanding their justified parity in pension irrespective of date of retirement on the plea that they retire at an very early age,their service conditions are much harder than any other service and the same had been accepted by all.To linger it further will only result in lowering the moral of serving soldiers and shortage of officers since no talented young man wants to join services today.
2. Can we request our fellow citizens to support just demand of the Veterans.
Brig Nawab Singh-Retd
878/ph 3-b2 ,mohali