Defence

OROP stalemate

Print edition : December 11, 2015

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, flanked by (from left) Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Minister of State Rao Inderjit Singh, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, at a press conference to announce implementation of the OROP scheme at South Block in New Delhi on September 5. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Maj. Gen. (retd) Satbir Singh of the IESM addressing OROP protesters at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 6, the 145th day of the protest. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Ex-servicemen returning their medals at Jantar Mantar on November 10. Photo: Atul Yadav/PTI

With ex-servicemen unhappy with the government’s notification on One Rank One Pension, it does not look like the issue is going to get resolved any time soon, which is bad for the country and for the morale of serving military personnel.
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