By Major Navdeep Singh
- The way disabled soldiers are treated by the system with the official establishment filing appeals till the Supreme Court in cases of disability pension awarded to disabled soldiers by courts and tribunals;
- The constant decline of the status and the sheen of the military rank in the official pecking order and also the society at large;
- Guaranteed post-retirement employment with protection of military status and dignity;
- And most importantly the recent Supreme Court decision rendered on a plea of the ministry of defence and the army wherein it was held that soldiers, veterans and military widows aggrieved by decisions of the Armed Forces Tribunal would not be able to approach the high courts for relief.