The law relating to the Armed Forces remains static and requires to be changed, keeping in view the changes effected by other democratic countries. We can no longer ignore the challenges of remodelling the governance of Armed Forces and protecting the fundamental rights of its personnel. There is a need for a more authentic projection of the military as it cannot be disconnected from the civilian realm. The government must redefine the rights and duties of military personnel to ensure that the military as an employer is capable of attracting and retaining the best talent.
From thisDaily News & Analysis op-ed by Global Military Justice Reform contributor Wing Cdr (ret) UC Jha on unionization of armed forces.