31 May '16, 11am

Patriotic Indian Muslims are joining the Indian Army in large numbers

Patriotic Indian Muslims are joining the Indian Army in large numbers

Asserting that doors are open for everyone, who is physically fit to join the Indian Army, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said Muslims are also welcome to join the country’s armed forces. In an interview to Urdu service of UNI, Mr Parrikar said like any other community Muslims, too, are joining the Army in significant numbers. To a question whether the Ministry was planning to attract the Muslim youths to join the Army, in which the Muslims were under represented, Mr Parrikar said, one should be physically fit to join the Army. “Ours is totally a voluntary army, its not a draft army. After passing medical fitness tests, recruits undergo written exam. I would welcome Muslims also, but they have to follow the procedure. And I can say they are coming in large number, its not so (they) they are not coming,” said Mr Parrikar, dismissing notions that the community is not ...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article/Patriotic-Indian-Muslim...

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