China has announced a slew of policies to encourage more youths to join its People's Liberation Army, the world's largest military organisation, which has a strength of 2.3 million personnel.
The decisions will be in line with the army's earlier initiatives, in which rules were amended to raise the maximum age for recruits to 24, opening the gateway for more and more students.
A circular issued by the ministry of education said that college graduates will be given preference for recruitment in the army, where they will be further provided with facilities like tuition and loan exemptions.
The recruits will also get aid in job-hunting or furthering their studies once they complete their service, the circular said.
The army, which started accepting online applications for the first time, will continue with the process from April to July this year. Experts will be invited to provide online
consulting services to the students to help them understand the policies in a better way, it said.
PLA started enlisting college graduates in 2001 and by the end of 2009, these graduates accounted for 1,30,000 of its total recruits.
The army has stepped up its drive to recruit more graduates, considering the complexities in operating the emerging new technologies, especially in the backdrop of increasing dependency on upgraded weapon systems and modern warfare techniques.
Another reason for the military to opt for more graduates is because most of the PLA soldiers are high school graduates.
As per China's Military Service Law passed by the NPC in 1984, every citizen over the age of 18 must serve in the military upon being requested to do so, except for disabled people.
by Nagarajan Rajgopalan (View MyPage) on Apr 25, 2012 08:44 AM
us must fight with china., this is the interesting one. but us always against china and oppose the china, why US is afrid of china?
by Nagarajan Rajgopalan (View MyPage) on Apr 25, 2012 08:41 AM
ready govt., must go to youth and give exercise to them immediately (in every family one must go to army - rules must adopt)
India needs to develop its armoured arm and missile arm.
by Vishnu Sharma (View MyPage) on Apr 25, 2012 06:11 AM
We want lethal firepower and spectacular mobility to be effective on the battle field of tomorrow.
It goes without saying that the Indian army will be tried and tested in the Indus Plain, In the Deserts near Bahawalpur, in the plains of Punjab and the mountains of Kashmir.
It should be equal to the challenge in all these theaters.
Indian tank commanders are our knights in shining armor.
compulsory military training.
by s kesavan (View MyPage) on Apr 25, 2012 05:55 AM
The Indian youth is looking for the pleasures and glamours of life only and not in disciplined and hard life which will be essential in the event of china or other neighbours decides to test its strength against Indians. There must be compulsory military training for all eligible youth to make them tough and disciplined.
How Indian Politicians motivate our youths to leave the Nation..!
by prakash sharma (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 11:42 PM
Next Article coming soon ...on Rediff
How to encourage ?
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 11:12 PM | Hide replies
In China ,people join army to serve the nation..
In India,there is a growing perception,should I join to serve some power_hungry dynasties ?
We have to change this perception.Media can help in this if they publish more of un_paid news..
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 09:44 PM | Hide replies
China has so many rich people.Really in front of China our country looks dirty_and_poor.We should earnestly work to change the image.
I am thinking how to get rid of all beggars_from the street !
by Sonderaj (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 10:00 PM
Be careful with your language, it sounds offensive.
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by om shanti (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 11:05 PM
Govt should create some schemes to re_habilitate the_beggars in some way..
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by om shanti (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 11:08 PM
And should discourage begging1,improve quality of life,reduce poverty..
China has shown power of socialism
by nirmalya chatterjee (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 01:35 PM | Hide replies
China has shown the power of socialism quite effectively. In due course it has not bothered to adopt good policies even followed by Western countries.
India never recruit yong graduates into Army
by Sundran Thevalakara (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 12:51 PM | Hide replies
India never recruit any educated young unemployees in Army. If it is done so the unemployment will reduce and the private industries will not get educated and skilled people to work for a less wages/salary.
by shashikantgupta (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 12:38 PM | Hide replies
It is an alert coutry, where, people are worried about nation and nationals, its progress is good since 1950, due to its compitative politicians; I find it better than India and Indians, who only sabbotage each other and see their personal benifits. Let us learn from the chinies.
We NATIONAL DEMOCRATS have a huge agenda for the Indian Army
by Vishnu Sharma (View MyPage) on Apr 24, 2012 09:53 PM | Hide replies
Our aim is to increase the size and strength of the Indian army to at least 10 million. With 4 million is combat readiness at any given time.
Our aim is to increase the number of armoured divisions in the Indian army to 8 with each armoured division having 2500 tanks, 40000 self propelled artillery, 20000 trucks, jeeps and 30000 motorcycles, 1000 bridge-layers and engineer platoons. Each armoured division will have its own air-fleet consisting of Light combat aircraft,attack helicopters and transports.
The youth of India will be trained from a very young age to be technically qualified and very fit soldiers who can communicate well.
Indian armed forces will also be allowed to maintain roads and highways and infrastructure in our country extract toll from civilians using these.
This will increase the monetary cash flow to bring about a massive modernization of our army and air-force.
Sniper schools, marines, special forces and paratroops will also be given top priority.
We NATIONAL DEMOCRATS believe in massively increasing the combat strength of our NATION's armed forces since these will play a decisive role in the securing our place under the sun which is the ENTIRE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT in the near future.