Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen of Indian Navy
PERIOD OF 1962 AND BEFORE: There was total peace in India till China invaded India in 1962. Indian Army and Indian Air Force tried its best to repel the forces of China from Indian territory. Finally an agreement was made in tashkent (Russia) by India and China to stop war.
SHANTI SHANTI – BY JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU: The Prime Minister of India, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru had taught the humanity to keep peace and not fight wars. He tried his best to maintain peace in the entire continent. For forming more union among neighbouring nations he invited China for Peace Agreement and visit to various cities. During this time the China formed an opinion about India and decided to intrude and capture India’s land as an easy task for them. Therefore, the China attacked India in 1962. The Indian government had not spent much money on the armed forces and did not have much equipments to fight any war. Therefore, there were large number of casualties on the Indian side. At this time India thought of immediate recruitment of men in the armed forces.
EXTERNAL EMERGENCY PERIOD: The President of India, declared External Emergency from 26th October 1962 under Article 352(6) of the Constitution of India; after the war with China was over and the resolution was also passed by both the houses of parliament of India declaring external emergency because Security of India was threatened by external aggression. The external emergency period as per Wikipedia remained in India from 26 October, 1962 to 10th Jan, 1968 and there after from 3rd December, 1971 to 21st March, 1977.
DIFFERENCE IN STATE EMERGENCY & EXTERNAL EMERGENCY: State Emergency is different from external emergency. State Emergency is imposed when the security of India is threatened by internal disturbances within the territory of India. In India, State Emergence was imposed from 25th June, 1975 to 21st March, 1976. This was during the period when Mrs. Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India under Article 356 of the Constitution of India.
PATRIOT YOUTH JOINED NAVY FOR SHORT PERIOD: Patriot youths, who were adults and non-adults were attracted through announcements in High Schools, Newspapers, Radio and also Hoardings all over India and specially north India, to join the Armed Forces of India as the patriots because the country is in external emergency promising good career in armed forces of India.
NON PENSIONER EX-SERVICEMEN OF INDIAN NAVY: This lot of youths, who were the real patriot in free India, joined the Indian Navy as Boys if they were below 18 years of age and as Sailors if they were above 18 years of age. In Indian Navy the forms of Boys were signed by their parents because the Boys themselves could not sign a contract with the Navy and those adults had filled in their forms by themselves. Both the type of patriots were promised that they have to initially serve for 10 years and if their conduct is good they shall be further
(I) offered to sign for further active service. Any patriot on completion of 15 years of active service in the Navy shall become eligible to Normal Pension for rest of his life and Normal Pension to the family after his death.
(II) kept in Fleet Reserve for further period of 10 years and on completion of fleet reserve period in the Navy shall become eligible for Reservist Pension for rest of his life and Reservist Pension to his family after his death.
NON-PENSIONERS ARE PATRIOT OF FREE INDIA: All those who accepted the call of the nation during the external emergency period in India to protect India from the external aggression by enemy forces by land, water or air. The non-pensioners are demanding Reservist Pension from the Navy & Govt of India, which has been denied due to a letter of Ministry of Defence dated 3rd July, 1976.
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