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Retired chief making unfortunate comments about nation's soldiers: Congress

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 14:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday said Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh is making statements about the nation's brave soldiers.

"It is unfortunate that a retired general of Indian Army is making such comments on soldiers of the Indian Army and humiliating them. The BJP and V.K. Singh politicise such matters they should stop doing this and should stand with them," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.

Surjewala urged the Center to provide One Rank One Pension (OROP) to prevent further suicide of army soldiers like Grewal and warned that there is a need to keep check on their minister who is insulting the armed forces.

On Wednesday, Singh controversially questioned the mental health status of the Ram Kishan Grewal adding that the very issue of OROP should be kept away from politics.

One Rank One Pension, a longstanding demand of ex-servicemen, grants retired armed forces personnel pension parity with officers and jawans of the same rank who are retiring now. (ANI)