According to the new policy, there will be random checks of army personnel and if they are found to be obese then their promotions, perks and foreign posting will be stopped.
The Indian Army Headquarters has directed all its units to maintain a record of soldiers who are overweight.
Further, obese army personnel would also be kept out of award ceremonies such as receiving citation or escorting awardees during a public function.
"New policy of the Indian Army is a definitely a welcome step towards curtailing the obesity in the army and keeping it fit and healthy. It should be followed by each and every one right from the foot soldier to the higher officers in the army. In view of the growing professionalism in the army, it is essential," said Major General (Retired) RK Arora in reaction to the new anti-obesity policy.
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