Ethics In The Indian Army

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BUSINESS ETHICS ASSIGNMENT ON ETHICS IN INDIAN ARMY PREPARED BY: Subinsuresh Pooja Thakur Anweshachatterjee Lovedeepsingh ETHICS IN INDIAN ARMY What is Ethics? Ethics tells us that what is good for society as well as for individuals and it is also described as moral philosophy. We can say that ethics covers following things: • Our rights and responsibilities. • How to live a good life. • The language of right and wrong. • Moral decisions- What is good and bad. Being ethical we can’t always be right to moral problems. According to many great thinkers, what all can ethics do is to eliminate confusion and provide clarity to the issue. After that it is up to individuals to go with what is concludes. Actually there is no single…show more content…
Where as in Indian army the concept of duty is to serve for the nation at any cost. For them it is neither a profession nor a job it is a way of life. They are always ready to sacrifice their life for nation. For them first priority is the nation’s interest not self-interest not their family. They are only answerable to their land and superior officers. Many time they have to take decision which can be difficult, sometimes they must choose between the lesser of two evils or greater of two goods. There are often conflicts between what is best for individual and what is best for their group. They have to face many critical situation in day today life, this is what they have to deal every day and night. Ethical decisions requires strong effort and courage. According to me most of army personnel are innocent and sensitive. They are those personnel who were in the forefront in Kargil and these are those personnel who have saved Kashmir and the northeast states for India. Officers are the real leaders, they are real leaders because they lead by example. For the men they command they are like…show more content…
Ethics is concerned with life as it ought to be lived, entailing an unceasing struggle for self-improvement. Ethics has a special meaning to the profession of arms because it calls upon its members to make unreserved supreme sacrifice of life at the bidding of a superior in the hierarchy. Therefore, unless the man has firm faith in the ethical correctness of the superior‘s motive and conduct, he will lack conviction in his act and will avoid risks to his life and honour. The Indian soldier has a heterogeneous social and cultural background, which in fact is a replica of Indian society and culture. The recruits come from different regions, linguistic background, castes, religion, class, and family background and differ in their process of pre-army socialization. It is significant to note that despite the heterogeneity of their background, the military system has superimposed upon them the uniformity and homogeneity of the military culture of routine work, duty and styles of life. This synthesis of a distinctive micro-level background and military macro level imposition has created national integration, something problematic amongst the civilian population. There is a requirement to accept that there has been a decline in the discipline, ethos, culture and ethics of the Military. There are two

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