Defence

Indian Army proposes special pensions for 1965, 1971 war veterans

New Delhi: The Indian Army has proposed special pensions for Emergency Commissioned and Short Service Commissioned officers, who fought in the 1965 and 1971 wars, said Army Chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday.

“Some proposals have been sent to the Defence Ministry by Army Headquarters after due consideration which includes that the emergency Commissioned and Short Service Commission officers who took part in 1965 and 1971 war, should be given pension-like ‘Swatantra Senani Samman Pension Scheme’,” he said.

Generally, the Emergency and Short Service Commission officers do not receive pensions as per their service and retire much before completing pensionable service.

Army Chief assured the veterans that the force will continue to make efforts towards their welfare.

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