Fewer and fewer people are volunteering to join the armed forces. The standards adopted by the army to select cadets are going down. The number of officer ranks without people is huge.
Something surely must be preventing the Indians for joining the forces..
What do you think it is?
I do not think money or pay is the reason of people not joining Army..Tremendous facilities are given to Army Soldiers and lots of benefits also..
The problem lies in the roots..It can be observed that mostly people from Army have their parents or family members associated with Army and they would like to continue the trend as its a matter of honour for th family...
Young Indians are not taking up the career in Army because LIFE IS TOUGH in army..DISCIPLINE is required and there is to entertainment and masala..
In this world of malls. movies and etc...very few people can maintain the discipline that is really required..Today's youth wants the life to be easy..They do not have the desire and the passion to be a soldier...They are also not fit enough and mentally strong!!
I have spoken to few soldiers from Army over the last year while travelling in trains, the one thing that I say is missing is passion for what they are doing!!!!
One more reason could be that of FAMILY...I feel the Govt should have additional benefits for soldiers who,lose their life or are injured while at work..The benefits that are given now are not enough... The Soldiers should be promised by Govt of India that they will take care of their families ...There should be well defined policies for the same
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Two main reason as per my understanding are:
1, Becasue of lucrative salaries and life style young generation are getting attached towards metro cities.
2, Another important point which add is enviornment in which a teenager is brought up. As he grows he see corruption, selffish people and corruted politician fighting for money and power. Seeing this selffish people he too start feeling same and the feeling of self less service and for country get vanish in course of time.
Few whose parent are in army get positive enviornment and join army nad serve the country...
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