Indian Military – What a waste

Rant.

I hate our military. With a passion. I think they are the biggest burden on our economy and fail to do a job expected of of them. From my limited understanding, their job was simply to serve and protect. And time and again they have proven their impotence to deliver on both counts.

Have they ever wondered why they get no respect from the nation ? If you search for it, you can see a few instances – find a few ignorant people who like them – but on the whole, the country isn’t impressed with them, IMO. For eg., compare how common men of America treat their armed forces and then compare how the people of India treat their military. They are a just a secure job. That’s it. I have no respect for most of the men working in the military. When I see a fellow in uniform, I genuinely want to walk up to him and spit in his face  that is if I can’t piss on him. But that’s taking it too far.

There have been occassions where they did serve. Recently, the army was cleaning out a river base for a religious organization to hold a camp! WTF is going on ?
At least this should give an idea to the powers that be. One of them can be that once a month the stationed officers in respective cities clean out their local water bodies.
Or fix local roads. Or help the society in ‘some’ way. If they can sit and ponder, you will never run out of things you can do for the society at large.
You will rarely, if ever, see a military vehicle stopping on a lonely road trying to help someone whose car has broken. Make this your mission. If there is no national emergency, serving citizens in whatever way possible should be your priority.

I have experienced this first hand. The way they close and cordon off roads meant for public use is appalling. You are meant to be civil servants
and integrate with the society. Not pride yourself and cordon off specific areas in residential zones to be
used by your proud asses. It is suppossed to be citizens first, you assholes! If your tiny brains can think – they don’t even have to do that – just look up google maps and see if the road your cordoning off is a shorter link between two arterial roads dont be a dick and close it.

You do a good job in parading people in shows of military might. At least they are good at showman ship – I give them that.

They have mostly beeen a colossal failure at protecting the country.
When the Pathankot airforce base was attacked a few months ago, it took them over 3 days to clear out a limited geographic area and still were beaten by a handful of poorly trained militants. Read that again – The nations most important air base was attacked by a handful of
miscreants and the think tank of the country’s protectors and the men who are given that job, took over THREE days and THREE nights to clear them out. And still couldn’t do a complete job !
And there is news that there were insiders involved. Men, who were supposed to be of honor sold national secrets. After all the benefits they get, they sell their souls for pennies.

I think the mental maturity of people being employed by the military, in all ranks, is weaning. As was shown in the way they handled the Pathankot air base attack. Rewind back to Kargil – What idiot commander hands out a satellite phone to a journalist which was then traced by the Pakistani
military to kill soldiers in Kargil ? All the details were summarised in this letter https://kalyan97.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/gen-malik-please-tell-the-nation-what-barkha-did-at-kargil-jay-bhattacharjee/
Benefits – The ones that I know include free or heavily dicounted travel by road and rail. Free accomodation for family. Free education for kids. Subsidised groceries. Even subsidised alcohol
!
Basically they never pay tax on anything they buy. Anything ! When they retire they keep getting a hand some pension and the government will give them land parcels and assist in getting petrol pump permits,
food and liquor licenses and God knows what else.
Do you know how hard an average middle class working fella works to be able to provide all this to his family ? And you are getting it for free. You thankless bastards!
Of course, due to YOUR choice of joining the military and YOUR decision to make a career out of it. What does the nation get to hear for all this ? All the cribbing your family does on the hardships they face because you are
in the military. Get real ! Sit them down and tell them that you are not fit for living the average middle class life that most of the country lives. And show them the reality and what a common man goes through. Of course, only
if you yourself know. I know most people serving the armed forces have done so for generations. So I won’t blame you if your parents never sat your sorry ass down and told you what real life is all about. Carry on, in the infinite
ignorance of the real life challenges 90% of the nation faces.

Bereft of honesty, the organization is infested with scams. I started hearing about it when there was a coffin scam for slain soldiers. I could not believe that a politician hand in glove with the concerned departments in teh military
could think of pulling this off. I mean, a person is dead. I really wonder what else goes on in a mind which can think of profiteering even when organizing for a coffin ! I have seen first hand the coast guard and the little navy boats
selling diesel to fishermen. No wonder they are not actually patrolling our coasts letting terrorists like Kasab and his clan into the country. Adarsh land scam. Wife swapping scam. You just have to google for scams and the other side
of the – what was supposed to be the most honorable organisation – shows up.
I say out source our military requirements to the US. This way, the budget on military spending is limited.
Politicians aren’t bribed by ammo manufacturers. It is almost certain they will do a better job than the mob we have.

Do you know why people in the US love their military ? It is for a lot of reasons I mention above. They are not raping women in trains
They are really serving the country and its people. They get some benefits (like college fees) that I know of yet take a humble pride in being who they are.
It is almost impossible to expect this from the Indian armed forces. Invictus games did not invite the Indian military ! Why ? And why didn’t the honchos think of taking this up.
For their men. Is their pain not real ? Do Indian soldiers not get PTSD ? I have a feeling, everyone
accepts the open secret. Most soldiers have traded their souls. For the benefits, I suppose. What PTSD ?

There are some men and women who genuinely want to serve and protect the nation. For them, I feel sorry. I feel sorry that you don’t have the required support system. An honest machinery
to help you achieve what you want. One option can be to migrate to a better country, adopt it and protect their land. For those who still carry on and have the unbreakable will to guard this nation ruled by spineless politicians – I salute you.

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