Tuesday, April 21, 2015
One rank, one pension scheme in this session: Subramanian Swamy
NEW DELHI, April 21, 2015 Updated: April 21, 2015 01:37 IST
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said he had met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who assured him that the government would introduce the one rank, one pension scheme for all military personnel in the current session of Parliament.
The scheme was one of the BJP’s major poll promises for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Dr. Swamy said they also discussed various strategic perspectives and the necessary weapons acquisition required to meet the national security threats.
He said Mr. Parrikar had told him that the Henderson-Brookes Report on the 1962 China conflict will, with a little editing, be declassified soon.
The Henderson-Brooks report blames the Nehru government’s ill-conceived and ill-timed “Forward Policy,” without proper intelligence or adequate military preparation, for India’s defeat in 1962.
(Source- The Hindu)