‘Blade runner’ Major DP Singh to run in support of OROP

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Published: September 3, 2015 3:06:20 PM

Blade runner Major DP Singh on Wednesday said he would start his run in support of ex-servicemen's One Rank One Pension (OROP) demand on September 13.

Blade runner Major DP Singh on Wednesday said he would start his run in support of ex-servicemen’s One Rank One Pension (OROP) demand on September 13.

“Major Uppan Saini and I will start our run on 13th in support of the OROP. We will run through Ambala, Patiala, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Jammu, Kathua and Srinagar. On our way, I will meet army veterans,” said Singh.

He also mentioned that this run would be a world record, adding “It will be a personal record for me, as no 100 percent amputee has ever run at 12,500 feet.”

The OROP scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three-million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country.

It seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel, who retire at the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement.

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