Best is a matter of standards. And We set our own standards. We inherit nothing. We stand at the end of no traditions, We may perhaps stand at the beginning of one.
Sir progress requires SACRIFICE.
Supreme progress requires Supreme Sacrifices. …….
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
India allocates, by far, the highest percentage of its Defence budget on personnel costs, with a hefty 59 per cent going to salaries and pensions. Even the US and the UK, which pay their soldiers relatively lavishly, spend only 32 per cent and 25.6 per cent, respectively, on personnel costs.
Noone should mind to let go of the pension and free bees when it becomes a baggage on the Hindoostan.
Each true patriot, Hindoostani, warrior will love to sacrifice. No soldier or warrior will want to be a baggage on the system and the nation. It’s sad but true 50% plus of the defence budget goes into paying off pensions. How can a country of army grow with such expenditures.
In next 7 years 70% will be going into paying of salaries & pensions. What’s about research and development, upgrading, new blood requirements etc etc.
the heavy outgo on personnel costs results in India having the lowest percentage spend on equipment modernisation, that is disastor in the making.This brave important and fantastic positive step is expected to free up much-needed funds to modernise the armed forces and give India a leaner and younger fighting force.
Progress, leadership, growth, strength, requires sacrifice.
Out of the 5 lakh crores of defence budget which is 18% of the countries budget, nearly 2 lac crore is expended on pensions.
If we take account of pays and pensions it’s over 50% budget of defence. It’s a sure shot disastor in the making of this continues. It’s precious tax payers money.
The fact shall shock you that US spends over half a million dollars per soldier and the UK spends $367,000, India spends a mere $43,000 per individual.
Consequently, the Indian military is a manpower-heavy throng that is poorly armed, equipped, and trained.
Good Old saying…. We need to learn from that and follow….. Better to teach how to fish rather than give a fish. Cause teaching, training makes one free and confident and self dependant.
The job of leaders is to create a team of leaders and not a team of followers. We got to create leaders.
An officer should be able to heal a wound, plan an expedition, order from a French menu, Climb a mountain face, ride a horse, train a stallion, enjoy a ballet, balance accounts, roll a Kayak, embolden a friend, tell a joke, laugh at himself, cooperate, act alone, sing a children’s song, solve the equations, throw a dog a stick, pitch manure, program a computer, cook tasty meal, love heartily, fight efficiently & die gallantly.
Blessed Beyond Expectations & Deserving!!!
Ever Grateful, Thankful, Beholden, Obligated, Indebted, In Gratitude, to My Family, Indian Army, Cavalry & The Horse.
Indebted & Obligated to them for life. Whatever I am today is only thanks to the blessings of Hanuman & all of them.
𝓒𝓸𝓵𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓵 𝓐𝓳𝓪𝔂 𝓐𝓱𝓵𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓽. 𝓥𝓮𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓷.
16𝓽𝓱 & 61𝓼𝓽 𝓒𝓪𝓿𝓪𝓵𝓻𝔂, 𝓘𝓷𝓭𝓲𝓪𝓷 𝓐𝓻𝓶𝔂.