» Disenchantment in Army; 10,000 plus soldiers took pre-mature retirement in 2011
Disenchantment in Army; 10,000 plus soldiers took pre-mature retirement in 2011
04 Sep, 2012 1:47p.m.
In what is being seen as a reflection of the disenchantment affecting Indian Army soldiers in their relation with their officers, more than 10,000 soldiers took pre-mature retirement from the force last year.
Elaborating on the issue in Parliament, defence minister AK Antony said that 10,315 soldiers opted for premature retirement in 2011, while the figure for 2010 and 2009 was 7,249 and 7,499 respectively.
He said that the jawans, who are better educated than in the past, retire around a productive age of 35 years to look out for greener pastures instead of continuing in the force.
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