The Army will provide all help to promote Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar as an officer in the force soon after he was promoted as a Subedar Major, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh said.
The announcement was made by the Army Chief soon after Vijay Kumar was made a Subedar Major. "This commission (to the grade of officer) has to be granted by the President and certain rules have to be followed. We will provide all help to him as he is very capable ... he talks in English and is very educated and has the capabilities to become an officer. We will further strengthen his capabilities to make him a commissioned officer," he said.
Gen Singh was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to felicitate 14 Olympians belonging to the Army. Addressing the gathering, he said as per the existing policy, two promotions have been given to the ace shooter.
Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar said he felt that "justice has been done to him" with the cash award of Rs 30 lakh and promotion to Subedar Major. "I can say yes. For the last four last years I was waiting for my incentives. This promotion was due last year and I have got it now. Now, I can say yes," he said, when asked if justice has been done to him.
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