Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also agreed to the issue of extending OROP to ex-servicemen who took premature retirement.

"By the grace of God, OROP has been approved by the government," Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh said at a press conference at Jantar Mantar.

"The third bone of contention is still there, which is when the revision of pension should take place. While the government is saying it should be five years, we have said that this will kill the definition of One Rank One Pension. The Minister has said a committee will be formed on this," he said.

The agitating ex-servicemen today met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to discuss modalities of government's proposal for resolution of the issue, but made it clear that they would not compromise on their key demands.

With their agitation at Jantar Mantar seeking early implementation of OROP entering the 83rd day today, retired personnel of the armed forces made it clear that they would not compromise on the basic concept of their demand that no senior should get lesser pension than a junior at any time.

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