Govt positive towards issues facing military veterans: Army Chief

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 21:39

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Friday said the government was very positive towards improving the life of military veterans and a committee under the Cabinet Secretary is looking into all of their issues.

Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen during the General Council Meeting of Indian Ex-Services League (IESL), Gen Singh said he was in the process of revitalising the mechanism to address the grievances of veterans.
He said the veterans were the foundation of the armed forces and the nation cannot let the foundation be weak.

He told the IESL members that although 2012 has been declared `The Year of Veterans`, the attempt should not be restricted to this year alone but should be an ongoing process.
Aiming to find out an early solution to issues faced by them, the three service chiefs have already put across their points to the Cabinet Secretary and are going to have another interaction soon, officials said.


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First Published: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 21:39

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