Agriculture

'Don't Neglect Jawan-Kisan Link': Armed Forces Veterans Urge Govt to Repeal Farm Laws

"Neglecting the importance of this organic link can seriously affect our country’s security," more than 100 veterans have written.

New Delhi: As many as 128 veterans of the Armed Forces have released a statement “unconditionally and unequivocally” supporting farmers who are peacefully protesting against the three farm laws at the borders of Delhi.

“We stand in solidarity with the peacefully protesting farmers, empathise with them, and support their demands,” the veterans have written.

Urging the government to consider the farmers’ demand to repeal the laws “since no prior consultation with the primary stakeholders was held,” the brief statement also criticises and condemns the police’s use of tear gas and water cannon on farmers while they were travelling towards Delhi on November 26 and 27.

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“We pledge to uphold and support the Constitution of India and stand shoulder to shoulder in support of peaceful dissent and this democratic protest,” the statement reads.

The veterans also cite that 80% of the serving Armed Forces personnel come from a “farmer background and are a part of the very organic Jawan-Kisan link.”

“Neglecting the importance of this organic link can seriously affect our country’s security,” they warn, urging the government to accept the demand of the farmers, once again.

The signatories to the statement are:

  1. Adm Laxminarayan Ramdas, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM
  2. Adm Vishnu Bhagwat , PVSM , AVSM
  3. Lt Gen Mathew Mammen , PVSM, AVSM, VSM*
  4. Lt Gen VIJAY OBEROI, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
  5. Lt Gen Narinder Brar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
  6. Vice Adm MADANJIT SINGH , PVSM, AVSM
  7. Maj Gen Sishan Chohan,
  8. Maj Gen David Iver Devavaram , SM, VSM
  9. Maj Gen Jasmohan Sidhu, VSM
  10. Maj Gen Sudhir Vombatkere, VSM
  11. Maj Gen Madan Kandal
  12. Maj Gen Kulbir Dahiya,
  13. Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, AVSM VSM
  14. Brig Nawab Heer,
  15. Brig Indrajeet Gakhal,
  16. Brig HS Gill, SC
  17. Brig VEDPAL SINGH,
  18. Brig Rakesh Mehta,
  19. Brig Rajeev, VSM
  20. Brig Surinder Gill,
  21. Brig Tom Dullat , SC,SM
  22. Brig Surinder Kakar,
  23. Brig Satish Prakash Agarwal,
  24. Brig Deepak Grover,
  25. Brig Anoop Jairath,
  26. Brig Devadoss, SM
  27. Brig Deepak Sethi, COAS CC
  28. Brig Darshan Khullar, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, AVSM
  29. Brig Mohan,
  30. Brig TC Singh,
  31. Brig Ali Adil Mahmood, VSM ,
  32. Brig S P Agarwal,
  33. Commodore Sujeet, ,
  34. Commodore Kuldip Sandhu, ,
  35. Surg Commodore Varinder Bedi, NM ,
  36. Col PAVAN KUMAR NAIR, VSM ,
  37. Col Mohan Singh,
  38. Col Ashwin Baindur,
  39. Col BS Rangi,
  40. Col Shashi Thomas,
  41. Col Kulwant Saini,
  42. Col ZIA UR RAHMAN,
  43. Col B V Sharma, SM ,
  44. Col Vijay Bedi ,
  45. Col Jaswinder Singh Bains ,
  46. Col Satpreet Singh,
  47. Col Lakhvinder Sujlana,
  48. Col Dinesh Kumar,
  49. Col Navdeep Singh Charan,
  50. Col Alok Mehta, SM(G) ,
  51. Col Jitendra Ahluwalia,
  52. Col Mehta,
  53. Col Tarlochan Singh Kalra,
  54. Col BS Rangi,
  55. Col Surinder Pal Singh Bhattal ,
  56. Col Sukhbir Randhawa,
  57. Col Tejinder Mundi,
  58. Col Sukhbir Singh,
  59. Col Ashok Kumar Singh,
  60. Col Madhu Sudan Kapoor ,
  61. Col Anil Bawa,
  62. Col Atamjeet Singh Sandhu,
  63. Col Gurpritinder Sidhu ,
  64. Col Jeetinder Hundal , SM
  65. Col ZIA UR RAHMAN,
  66. Col Bhavnaish Khosla,
  67. Col E. N. Ambre, CAS CC ,
  68. Col Nataraja Thiagarajan ,
  69. Col Hoshiar Slngh,
  70. Col Sukhdev Singh Bhullar
  71. Col Atul Kumar Mehra,
  72. Capt, Indian Navy Subbarao Prabhala, VSM
  73. Gp Capt Philips Jacob, VM(G)
  74. Gp Capt BC Christopher,
  75. Gp Capt Vivek Bandopadhay, SC, VM
  76. Lt Col Amar Partap Singh Dhanoya ,
  77. Lt Col Johnson Thomas,
  78. Lt Col Gill Charanjit Singh ,
  79. Lt Col Baljit Bakshi,
  80. Lt Col Arun Rao, Sena Medal (G) ,
  81. Lt Col Riyaz Khan,
  82. Lt Col Subhash ,
  83. Lt Col Harjinder Singh ,
  84. Lt Col Anil Sood,
  85. Lt Col Amrik Singh,
  86. Lt Col Sukhjinder Randhawa,
  87. Lt Col CHARANJIT MANDER,
  88. Lt Col KULWANT ATTAL, ,
  89. Lt Col Lateef,
  90. Commander Sati Taneja,
  91. Commander P K Tyagi , NM ,
  92. Commander Arjun Sridharan,
  93. Commander Jatender Randhawa,
  94. Wg Cdr M Mujeeb, ,
  95. Wg Cdr Sufiyan khan,
  96. Wg Cdr Vinod Nebb,
  97. Wg Cdr Sudhir Kumar,
  98. Wg Cdr Rajesh Khosla,
  99. Wg Cdr V Sandhu,
  100. Major Priyadarshi Chowdhury , SC ,
  101. Major Gurdeep Singh Samra,
  102. Major Devasahayam MG,
  103. Major Surinder Singh ,
  104. Major Ravinder Gujral,
  105. Major Sanjeev Bhagwani,
  106. Lt Commander Harbans Dhillon,
  107. Sqn Ldr Gulzar Singh Mathauda , ,
  108. Sqn Ldr PJB Khorana, AOCinC WAC CC ,
  109. Capt Sukhjeet Singh , ,
  110. Capt Surjit Singh Virk, ,
  111. Capt Pawan Kumar, ,
  112. Lt, Indian Navy Sandhya Suri, ,
  113. Lt, Indian Navy Adrina Colaço Prakash Sinha
  114. Flt Lt Rajiv Tyagi, ,
  115. Flt Lt R Swarnalatha, ,
  116. Hony Capt Joginder Singh, ,
  117. Hony Capt D.N.Singh, ,
  118. Hony Capt Joginder Singh, ,
  119. MCPO I Ranjit Sidhu, ,
  120. MCPO I Shivraj Singh Khowal, ,
  121. MCPO II Samsu Abdul, ,
  122. MCPO II Bagga Singh, ,
  123. Chief ERA Wasiullah Ansari, ,
  124. Chief ERA Iqbal Singh Shergill, ,
  125. Chief EAP Jagjit Singh Kanwar, ,
  126. Nb Sub Raja Gopal, ,
  127. Sgt Asif, ,
  128. Nk Nirmal Singh