Military training should be made compulsory in India: Goa CM

Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday that, in his opinion, military training should be made compulsory in the country in view of the prevailing lack of patriotism.

Speaking at an awareness camp here organised by the Indian armed forces, Sawant said:

"At times, one feels that military training should be compulsory."

"If it is made compulsory, I am not saying it should be made compulsory, but if it happens, then such patriotistism (like that in the armed forces) will be inculcated in all Indians. There is a need for this today," he added.

Sawant also linked the lack of patriotism in the country to the protests against recent legislations passed in Parliament.

"We see, when the PM passes a law in the highest forum, in Parliament, it is binding on all countrymen. It is our duty to follow the law. Today, there is lack of patriotism among people, I feel," he said.


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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    First....all police force must get military training.....

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  • abdulla, india

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Military Training is a must for India.
    100% Discipline..min talk..max work with total quality and china.
    be in uniform for min. 5 years.
    after 12th grade which is compulsory.
    the military will build their Skills plus vocational training course which can render every Indian fit either for self-employment or seek work in any part of the world..
    learning to use
    all will be rendered by the Military plus all top cos. like IT firms..Tatas... L&Ts etc.together like in ISRAEL.Korea..Taiwan....Switzerland..Egypt.
    why are w edifferent.?
    let us build all Powerful..all-weather best nation in the world together.
    but only talking..
    Research..Innovation will matter ex: of Japan" Korea..Scandinavian: China.
    we need to make things happen with Accountability
    The sky is the limit since our youth are blessed..talented...
    ARMY is the only solution.
    with all top universities and top A grade cos the military can train every youth like Run of the MILL..

    way to Go
    start now.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Goa C.M' s patriotism definition stating that law that passed by parliament should have been respected by all.
    In a way he is right; but it's time for him to introspect. Why person like KP Bhat doesn't understand the language of constitution which guarantees secularism?
    He passionately hates minorities by name, creates division amongst citizens; news appears in so many news media.
    Yet neither the C.M. nor RSS nor any of his party leaders criticizing him or prevailing over him for speaking the language which is against constitution?

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  • Indian Citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Very true but should begin from the Goa chief minister.
    Let him know preaching easier than practicing.

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  • Richard, India

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Defense should be a compulsory subject of education . It should include one year of actual weapons training n military facility. Our country could truely prosper with a mighty armed force ready to assist at any national calamity.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Very good idea. But I suggest all present MPs and MLAs must compulsory take military traing at border atleast six months in their tenure of 5 years. And in future those who have military experience, they only should contest for election.

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  • jones, manipal

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    The truth about pseudo patriotism should also be taught.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is incapable of holding his tool, let alone a gun! He should be sent to the Siachen Glacier border — lets see the scoundrel blabber out there!!!

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  • Ashi, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Once RSS said, their cadres are more trained and faster than our armed forces, why whole citizens required training?

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  • Victor Alvares, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Absolutely true.

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