PM Modi should implement OROP for `real tribute` to 1965 war heroes: Congress

 Launching an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Friday said that "real" tribute to the heroes of 1965 India-Pakistan war will be accepting the ex-servicemen's demand of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and implementing it.

New Delhi: Launching an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Friday said that "real" tribute to the heroes of 1965 India-Pakistan war will be accepting the ex-servicemen's demand of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and implementing it.

"Those people who fought the 1965 war are being brutalised by his police. They have been sitting on a hunger strike for over 75 days. The real tribute to the heroes of the 1965 war would be that if you accept their demand of One Rank, One Pension and implement it," Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

Earlier, the Prime Minister paid tribute to the soldiers on the social media website, saying the bravery and courage of our Armed forces is very inspiring.

One Rank, One Pension ( OROP) scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three-million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country. It seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel, who retire at the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement.