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Indian military salary vs Pakistan military Salary?

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    kAFI DINO BAAD SHAQL DIKHAI DI.

    Kayon ji? Mai tawaday naal kaodi khaidiya reyan ayn..??


    Dont get chummy.
     
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    Its not free booze but subsidized booze..and it acts as an extra income for rtd soldiers who buy their 'quota' and then resell to outsiders at a rate slightly lower than market rate. Its illegal but Army turns a blind eye to it.
     
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    Wow! Doesn't happen in India at all! The political class in general, and much of the bureaucracy treats the Defense Forces with a fair amount of contempt and a couldn't-care-less attitude! That's because the Defence Forces aren't a vote bank that would have an affect on the fortunes of political parties.

    And who takes the cake is none other than the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, President Pratibha Patil who even avoids meeting war veterans and has even refused an audience with ex servicemen!!

    So that's the story in a nut shell. Now doesn't that suck to hell and high heaven?
     
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    No such thing in this part of the world. The soldiers do get free food (that's practiced the world over), even uniforms, kits and stuff. But then their salary is poor, as of today a recruit would start with a basic of 7000-8000 plus allowances. But the respect is awesome!

    Officers dont get anything free, not even subsidized. Pay the bills at the same rate as the civilians do and taxed as the similar rate, rather whereas some civilians can skip their taxes, military-men (and most of the govt employees) cant.
     
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    Its interesting to measure how much you pay to those who are ready to sacrifice their life for your public. Even doing regular works on the places like Siachen Glacier is not easy, 20-40 military personnel die every year just to be there and they all know few gotto die, with doing regular works while working in -5 c to -50 c.

    Hmmm its hard to have exact comparison but we can have little bit idea with few data’s:

    number of active troops:
    India: 1,325,000
    Pakistan: 617,000
    List of countries by number of troops - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Military Expenditure:
    India: $ 41.3bn
    Pakistan: $5.6bn
    2010 Defense Spending by Country

    But capital expenditure of India would be around $16bn and that of Pakistan would be around $1.6bn so we find around $25bn left for internal defense expenditure for India and around $4.0bn for Pakistan. then here, India: Pakistan = 6.25: 1.0 (around, estimate only)

    For having more clear idea, we now have to consider training, maintenance and cost of using military equipment’s etc. but here again, we find military arm ratio of India and Pakistan of around 3:1 only……
    List of countries by level of military equipment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But I have read somewhere that salaries of Indian and Pakistani troops are almost same in rupee terms but the difference is only of exchange rates so we would say that average salary of Indian troops would be around 1.7 times more than their Pakistani friends as per current exchange rates. But here again, in early 90s, Pakistani rupee was higher than that of Indian rupee so that time Pakistani troops were earning more than Indian troops as per the exchange rates in 90 – 93 :tup:

    But here again, Pakistan suffered higher inflation than India during last 20 years so they would be paying higher price for the stuffs/ services and products in Pakistan than in India so in real terms, Indian troops might be having advantage of around 50%, 1.5 times, than their Pakistani friends, if their salaries are same in rupee terms, I guess :agree:
     
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    Yeah. My bad.

    Also, i think soldiers can get LED TV's, laptops.....and other high end stuff at subsidized rates......amirite?
     
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    I have heard from my friend whose family is in Pakistan that the officers of Pakistani army get posting in the gulf countries and there the pay is :devil:. Is it true , can some one throw some light on it.
     
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    What is it with you people that you would try to attract shyt from everyone? 'Pakistani army get posting in the gulf countries and there the pay is :devil:' is not something to drool over.

    Even indian officers get the same postings. It's known as deputation and getting employed in your embassies abroad, as every embassy has a Defense Attaché to coordinate military matters with other countries. We have ours in india and you have yours in Pakistan, so does in other countries including the Gulf States, so what's the drooling about?

    And yes, as in case of UN appointments, officers in other countries are better paid, primarily to cater for the cost of living in that country.

    Have you ever wondered why Pakistan and india are the highest donor to UN peacekeeping missions, followed by Nepal, Bangladesh etc? Because an American soldier or a British soldiers who is already getting $ 5000 per month in his country would not like to go and get killed while serving with UN for a lower py in Dollars, whereas in our part of the world people are 'incentivized' by sending them on UN Mission where they can earn something like $ 1400 per month - much higher than what they get while serving inside the country.

    So stop flaming. You can ask the same question with less mirch masala as others are doing.
     
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    But you forgot the biggest perk! Free rations for officers whether in field areas or peace time locations! There so much that one can feed a family of four without batting an eye! Even for veggies it's a binge! For example, for breakfast you get six eggs, bread, butter, jam, cheese and so on. Non veggies get cholesterol!!!! I mean too much mutton and chicken!! Jeeez! :cheesy:

    Cheers!
     
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    Don't know about laptops, but yes you can buy grocery,electronic stuff etc at a very subsidized rate from canteens..but the problem is that the choice is very limited ..its not like shopping in say Big Bazaar.

    ---------- Post added at 10:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:52 PM ----------

    I think he was referring to the postings in Middle east armies.
     
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    Yeah you do get laptops at subsidized rated through the CSD depot.

    ---------- Post added at 10:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:57 PM ----------

    The food the jawans,JCO,NCO's get is amazingggg..... spicy and delicious sometimes officers go to eat in their mess.
     
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    ^ Add Car's and Bikes to that :whistle:
     
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    Even so, the case is the similar. These are the people who are there to train them. Dont the indian military send their men to train and get trained, to foreign countries?

    Again, my question stays, what's so unique and 'sexy' about it that he felt the need to make in spicy and then do the drooling?
     
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    You are wrong..'Ex-Service' men are given preference when applying for a Govt job.
     
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    If so, it's quite immoral (and not to mention, un-officer like).

    Yes, if it is for the purpose of checking the standards and interactions with troops, that's alright.