Monday, May 29, 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                       Dated:  27 May 2017          

TO : Shri Narendra Modi                                                                                         Hon’ble, Prime Minister of India                                                                      Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)                                                                          New Delhi – 110 001
Hon’ble Prime Minister,

Jai Hind!

1.    With concern and anguish, I wish to bring to your notice a trend which has set in our Country to defame Military and pass remarks or make statements which are not only defamatory but demeaning and character assassination of the soldiers.  These utterances and statements by some Political personalities are heard by the Nation, consequently the people will lose faith and trust in the Military, the last Bastion of the Country.  These happenings are having for reaching effect on the morale of the Army and destabilizing the mental balance of dedicated and loyal soldiers.

2.   Remarks or utterances by the political class and the media against the Army are not being taken lightly by the rank and file which makes the bulk of the armed forces fabric. A few discredited utterances are listed below:

(a) The Indian Army Rapes and abducts 
(b) Husbands stay at border & wife becomes mother! Words to that effect.
(c) Sainik joins Army to die for which he is paid for or words to that effect.      (d) Saink daaru and cheap canteen ke liye aata hai   or words to that effect.
(e) The army is required to prove that they have carried out surgical strike.

3.  There is an unwritten agreement between the soldiers and the Nation; while the soldier will protect the integrity and sovereignty of the Nation even at the peril of his life, the Nation will provide him the weapons and other wherewith all and the right leadership while in service, give him the Respect, Dignity and Justice when he is retired and when he is no more to look after his family in a manner that they feel privileged to be the family of a soldier.  This unwritten agreement is under serious threat.  Surgical measures are required to be taken to restore the Respect, Dignity & Justice to the Soldiers.

4.  The Indian Army is apolitical , and is secular in every sense hence it is requested to ensure that  henceforth no utterances are made for or against in public or in any media.  The Army needs to be respected and admired by action and display of courtesies. Negative comments are to be made only after establishing the facts. 

5.   In todays utterances, If an FIR is not lodged against the CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, and  we do not hear a positive response we would be constrained to go to the people of India throughout  the Country.

With regards,
Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd)                                                               Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen Jantar Mantar &             Chairman Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM)                         Mobile: 9312404269, 01244110570       
Copy to:- 

Shri Arun Jaitley,                                   Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, 
104, South Block, New Delhi-110011

For information and action please.
General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM

Chief of the Army Staff                          
Integrated HQs of Min of Def (Army) South Block, New Delhi-110011

For information and action please.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM,     PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC

Chief of the Air Staff                               Integrated HQs of Min of Def(A F) Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi 110011

Our request as above.
Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM,AVSM,ADC  Ch
ief of the Naval Staff  & Chairman

Chiefs of Staffs Committee (CoSC) HQs of Min of Def(Navy)               South Block, New Delhi -110011

Our request as above.


  1. I appreciate Major Gen.for his timely reminder to the political class.The Major Gen.will certainly get an answer form at least one of the addressees.It will be as follows."The Govt and me had taken note of the contents of your letter.The nation is with you all soldiers.Appropriate action will be taken on the offender in appropriate time."

  2. Excuse me sir jab ek sainik ko officers ka buttman or sahayak detail kiya jata hai tab ek sainik ki izzat kyo nahi ki jati vo aapman to aap log hi karte ho ek sainik ka aapko ek letter iske bare me bhi likhna chahiye ki army se buttman system khatam hona chahiye tab lagega ki aap sainiko ke liye sochte ho. Jai Hind

  3. karunakaran a ex havildarMay 30, 2017 at 4:41 PM


    Those who talk about or release statement defaming the character of army people, a proper enquiry is to be conducted and the rumour monger like one MP who says people are joining army only for liquor and meat

    he should be indicted otherwise a legal action has to be initiated against the MP who is suffering from oral piles

    general sahib we are with you

  4. All the politicians take the Defence services for granted which has been degraded over the years. In addition they have created a number of establishment under the disguies of Para military forces having almost the similar uniform & badges of rank including better perks & status.
    A day is not far when these forces will dominate Indian Army as everyone is under the false impression that WAR will not take place but may be a world war or Nuclear War.

  5. Sena ko politics se door rahna chahia because political logo ka koi eeman nahi hota aur vo kisi kai nahi hothe

  6. Why Only CPM leader ? Why r u leaving other political leader like BJP ? Did u taken butt-man while in service ?


  8. shukriya general sab, koi to hai hamareliye awaz uthata hai. jaihind.

  9. Prime Minister should take every possible step to upkeep the morality
    of our soldiers.
    In developed/cultured countries if and when a *soldier in uniform* appears before the pubic they stand up and give respect.

    Soldiers are the proud of every nation.

    The idiotic statements *soldiers are bound to die for nation* should be given due punishment.

    Such persons should compare the facilities given to lesigislators vs soldiers.


  10. Very good efforts made by Gen Satbir Singh on issue a reminder to PM & other concerd ministers/dignitaries. Thanks.

  11. Gen Satbir is one man Army...fighting all the way. Thanks Gen.

  12. Maj Gen SATBIR is our hope. We thanks him a lot for his deeds in past.