Lucknow: The Indian Army on Tuesday launched a campaign aimed at deepening its respect for aged and retired soldiers.

The army's Central Command launched the "Year of the Veteran" campaign in the presence of several ex-army men and serving officers.

They were drawn from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, an army official said. Lt Gen Anil Chait opened the event.

With over 300,000 ex-servicemen, the officer said two pilot projects had been taken up.

So far 911 complaints regarding issues like housing and pension have been registered with the army.

In the first phase, an officer said that army teams had fanned out in villages to obtain data about the problems faced by ex-servicemen.


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