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8 Reasons to Join Defence Services

Dec 7, 2018 10:02 IST

    One of the most prestigious and respected careers in the country is to join defence forces. Youngsters can fulfill all their professional expectations by choosing a career of challenges, excitement, adventure as an officer in defence. Armed Forces in our country consist of mainly four professional uniformed services: The Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian coast guard. There are various paramilitary inter-service organizations exist in our country as helping hand to the Indian Armed Forces. Indian army is worlds third largest and its soldiers are considered best in high altitude battles. The management of the armed forces is under the Ministry of Defence or central government.

    The Motivation is the internal drives to accomplish a goal which makes people work. The current article discusses the factors which motivate youngsters to join Indian army which is given below:

    1.Personal Satisfaction and Pride: The carrier of an army personal gives an opportunity to serve your motherland. One can say that nothing gives more pleasure and happiness than serving your country. Saving lives and making them better and secure offers a great satisfaction.

    2.Professional Advancement: The army provides limitless opportunities to enhance your personality. If someone wants to study during the job, there is a scope for Higher Education too which can benefit you post retirement. There are various Training Programs conducted in armed forces which are good for personal and professional advancement.

    3.Prestige and Respect: It is one of the most prestigious and respected careers in the country. One of the reasons to join army is the respect and love from fellow citizens.

    4.Variety and Adventure: For youngsters aspiring to choose a career of excitement and challenges, armed forces can meet all their professional expectations. Indian army is a service of total devotion, sacrifice and honor and prestige.

    5.Job Security and Economic Stability: In the current economic scenario, having a good and respected government job is the best because of the job security. Besides job security, the pay scales are also attractive (Specially after sixth and seventh pay commission reports, The salary of a Lieutenant is approximately Rs. 65000/- per month after sixth pay commission, seventh pay commission has recommended an attractive increment in salary scales of army officer). Additionally, the allowances that an army officer gets are flying pay, high altitude allowance, sailing allowance, island allowance, pilotage allowance, diving allowance, submarine allowance, commando allowance, etc.

    6.Postretirement Benefits: On retirement, apart from the handsome amount (provident fund and other savings) army-man gets a pension throughout the life (Indian army is among the few organizations to get the benefit of pension in our country). The experience, training and education during service provide a probable post-retirement attractive job opportunity.

    7.Facilities for Entire Family: Officers in armed forces are eligible for facilities like free schooling to children, free medical facilities to dependents, Canteen facilities, loan facilities, excellent accommodation, free air tickets for you and all your family anywhere in India once in a year. Memberships to various clubs, gyms and golf courses are absolutely so cheap that they are as good as free.

    8.Physical Fitness: In armed forces, one can assure himself a healthier lifestyle which is one of the integral parts of our life.

    Apart from above mentions attractions, there are a number of other facilities and factors one can have to motivate himself. Probably, above motivations are enough for youngsters to attract them towards the challenging carrier in armed forces and to serve the nation.


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