"Three-year tenures would need five cycles of induction and five-year tenures would need three cycles to make up the required numbers. The training duration of 44 weeks for a recruit would remain and hence greater numbers will need to be recruited and trained."
"So the old soldier is dead, the new but intelligent fighter is born. Therefore cry not my friends, each age has its own theories of war — which is the only permanent feature of human history. A lean & mean army is the order of the day!"
"Why would youth like to join Army as jawan under ToD with uncertain future and not prefer to join the police forces? Another government proposal, as commented upon by a veteran Army Commander, is to induct 100 officers and 1,000 jawans per year under ToD with six-months training to man borders."