Country sleeps in peace when soldiers are awake at the borders.
Long due *One Rank One Pension* (OROP) scheme for Defense forces was passed by Congress in February 2014.
The UPA government on February 17, 2014 accepted the "one rank, one pension" principle for the armed forces in the interim budget presented in Parliament. Rahul Gandhi welcomed the decision and thanked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi for fulfilling a long-standing demand of ex-servicemen. "Our Jawans protect us on our borders, on distant mountains and we owe it to them. Jawans should always feel that the government is fully with them, this is our belief," said Rahul Gandhi.
The decision is the culmination of a series of interactions Rahul Gandhi has had with former military personnel. When the demand came up during his meeting with ex-servicemen on February 14, 2014, he said "I am with you...you give your life for this country. Whatever effort I can give in this, I am going to do it".
Rahul Gandhi assured the Army men that he is the soldier representing them in the Government.
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