Sunday Levity — PYTs & army’s officer shortage

Pretty young women must marry army officers to motivate young men to serve the nation.

With due apologies to The Acorn for using his proprietary blogpost title of Sunday Levity, this masterpiece from Chitranjan Sawant detailing the ways to overcome officer shortage in the Indian Army deserves widest possible coverage. The pièce de résistance is here.

Young women who don’t join the army have another important role to play. They may opt to marry army officers and encourage their female friends to follow suit. If pretty young women in large numbers come forward to marry army officers, the stock of army officers in social circles goes up. This in turn provides indirect motivation to other young men to join the corps of officers and serve the nation. One should remember that marriage is the bedrock of happy family life. A happy family is the basic unit that makes a nation happy. A happy nation thinks well, acts well and does problem solving effectively. Thereafter, winning a battle becomes a matter of battle procedure and the overawed enemy either turns tail or lays down arms in surrender. Thus a correct mental make -up that leads to happiness of the family is a battle winning factor. An army that comes to be known as a winner attracts more young men who are good officer material. Thus, it is a chain reaction of the good attracting the good leading to the better and the best in life.[Link](Emphasis not in original)

“Join the army. Serve the nation. Get married to a PYT.” That sounds like the catchiest advertising slogan ever devised by any armed force in the world.

And what about the poor young officers in the army’s sister services — Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force — who must be feeling miserable about rather low officer shortages in their services.

Update: The original Sunday Levity guy couldn’t resist the temptation to not blog about this. Here is his shout for the nation: Babes, do your patriotic duty!


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17 Responses to Sunday Levity — PYTs & army’s officer shortage

  1. HSK November 16, 2009 at 5:51 am #

    Good One…….Cheers!

  2. PV November 16, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    Tell ‘em that in ordinary marriage the mother in law may be a bit of a bore.

    In the Fauj they will have a whole bloody bossy Joint family plus the WAWA’s
    hounding them. And apart from hubby’s professional competence what will be needed is a long snivelling grovelling grind as 30 + unit and Fmn Ma in laws teach the PYT the pecking order.

    Better marry a soap salesman -Gurcharan Das types.

  3. sav November 17, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Hi, I am a journalist married to an army officer. My advice to young independant and strong headed women is, “NEVER MARRY AN ARMY OFFICER.” They may make great husbands, but the stinky organisation will expect you to become wives who spend their time pleasing the wives of senior officers.
    I had great pride for the army and wanted to provide mental strength to my officer husband. So I gave up my job where my salary was much more than my husband’s and joined him in a small town where he is posted. I found an alternative to work from home. My husband supports me, but the army has only been discouraging me, cos they want me to be active in “ladies’ activities.” These activities include ladies meets, attendance at shops which are inaugurated every time a senior officer’s wife visits, so called welfare activities where ORs’ wives are forced to dance and sing. If the jawans’ wives refuse to participate, their husbands are punished and told to control their wives. Even my husband was told by his senior officer, “you should know who wears the pants in the house.” He is warned that his career would be harmed if I dont take orders from their wives.
    The ladies advise me “we should accept our fate. We can be only hosuewives or teachers.” Why don’t they bloody hell understand that times have changed. We live in the 21st century and we need not resign to our “fate.” Well, they may not for the army still lives in the 18th century.
    Thankfully I have a husband who stands by me and considers my career as important as his. You may not be that lucky. Think twice before marrying an Indian army officer.

    If the army wants more officers to join them, they have to come out of the British mentality and catch up with the changing world.

  4. kartik November 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    Girls want to marry those who has some aukaat. and if you want to check the aukaat just send an SI to a Colenels office ( you will find colonel saheb receiving him on the door). And you send a colenel saheb to a thana you will find the colonel saheb not even being offered a chair. and i assure you colonel saheb will keep standing discuss the matter with SI.

  5. straitbat November 17, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    That is very apt, considering that the whole issue of shortage of offrs has, in any case, degenerated into a comic farce.

  6. that_thou_art November 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    marry only very senior officers or u ll become junior ladies .. will get to stay wid ur husband for less than two yrs after three yrs of sepeartion n in those two yrs will b lucky if he spends four hrs a day wid u.. u ll b engaged in noble tasks as brought out by sav n bfore u cud blink ur eye..the tenure will be over

  7. A Ganguly December 23, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    Women must be allowed to join the army . Women have moist of the comfortable and risk free professions in India like media , call center , nursing and always crib that they are being discriminated against no matter what the government does for them . Instead of encouraging PYT’s to marry the army men why donlt the PYT join the army and prove their mettle . When men die in the country celebrates it and calls it glory and when women die it is called misery . Women must come in large numbers and jointhe army and once they die let the husband enjoy the pension and benifits . It is high time we see some women do what they speak and see some husband collecting the param veer chakra on behalf of his martyr wife . That day women would have truly arrived .

  8. NAVDEEP SAINI July 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Well i didnt understand what are u wanna say, i mean what kinds of pleasing senior’s wives sav?

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