Choose the Life of an officer – 5 Reasons why you must opt for Indian Army as a Career Option


How is life in Indian army? I’m sure many people would like to ask this question. People are always interested in knowing the lifestyle and routine of a fauji, and why not, after all it’s army we are talking about.

Though each and every soldier will have his own opinion when it comes to life experience in the army, but one thing is sure that the life in Indian army is full of action and quite adventures too.

Words are just not enough to explain the whole experience of an army men, but still I will try to get you as close as I can to an Indian army soldier’s life.

Why To Join Indian Army? Perks Of Army Life

If you are thinking to join Indian army, then you probably have your own reasons to do so. Some join because the facilities provided in Indian army are good, while some join it because of the salary reasons, and then there are some who join the army because they are passionate about it and want to serve their country through it. Now, you should know

how to join indian army? if you are passionate about it or want to join indian army because of some facilities.

Whatever be the reason, the main thing is that you want to join and that’s it. Below are some of the advantages that army offers to its soldiers. Maybe this will help you to know army better.

So here are the advantages of joining Indian army:-

1. Job Security

Name one private sector job that gives you the job security for the lifetime (until you retire), no wonder your mind will go blank as there is no such job in private that offers the job security(Unless you are an employee of GOOGLE). One day you are enjoying great success in the private sector and the other day you are struggling to save your job, such is the tendency of private sectors jobs.

But if you are an army men, then job security is something that you will never have to worry about. Though you have to retire at some point, but till then you will be assured job security.

I think this factor is enough to make you believe in joining the Indian army, but still let’s have a look on the other factors too.

2. After Retirement Benefits

This is one of the main factors why the army is considered as the best career choice. First of all, there is no such thing as post-retirement in the private sector, you will totally be dependent on your savings and other assets if you decide to finally call it a day.

There is a saying that an old person is just like a baby because he/she sleeps like a baby, they need proper care and attention like babies do, and most of all they are as weak as babies and that is why people retire so that they don’t have to work anymore. If you do not have a source of income in old age then you have no other options but to work.

Things are much better for ex-army personnel, they get to enjoy all the facilities like army canteen, army hospitals, and many other things. These facilities are so beneficial especially at this time where things get costlier every other day.

The main advantage that an army man enjoys after retirement is the pension, you would be amazed to know that an ex-army man gets around 50% of the total salary he retired on i.e if your salary at the time of retirement was Rs. 30,000 then after retirement you will get pension somewhat around 12000 to 15000. Isn’t this great!

3. Salary Benefits

Though many things have changed in the Indian army within last 2 decades, but the salary of army personnel has evolved significantly after 6th pay commission.

Know the Indian army rank wise salary.

The GD recruit can get a salary ranging between 15000 to 45000 approximately. Now don’t be confused as these figures may look normal to you but let me tell you that an army person gets around 60 extra benefits and that surely is way more than a person can earn in any private sector.

4. Scope Of Higher Studies

You can pursue your academic studies even after joining Indian army. You can always apply for the higher studies if you are a soldier and wish to be promoted to officers rank. And for officers who are in the technical department and want to go for post-graduation then you can do so, as reputed IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) colleges has reserved seats for such officers.

So you see if you really feel like studying more while you are working, then Indian army is the best option for you.

5. Fit And Fine Forever

They say “no army man is fat” and this is so true. Army is so much about physical strength, and an army person is always in proper shape as they spend so much time doing physical activities. So there is no chance of getting out of shape, you will be fit and fine forever if you are in the army.

6. Unmatched Reputation

Imagine yourself introducing to other after you become an army man, people just don’t get enough when it comes to praising army men. You will be treated with respect wherever you go, you may feel like you are just serving your country or doing your duty just like others, but people will always think of you has a national hero.

just one instance from your action packed professions and there you go! you will have fans in no time and this is what we call unmatched reputation.

Facilities In Indian Army

Facilities in Indian army are just mind blowing, everything from accommodation to medical facilities your family will enjoy it all and that too free of cost.



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(Brig. Prem Mandotra is a career mentor at Achievers institute, Jammu.)


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