Army to soldiers: Cut down fat, be slim and trim

New Delhi, March 31: Aiming to introduce fitness among its personnel, the Indian Army has waged a war against obesity in the force warning that such personnel would miss out on promotion, foreign postings and career enhancement courses in the force.

According to a report in 'Mail Today', According to the new policy issued by Army last week on reducing obesity in the force, there would no place to hide for obese officers and men as senior officers have been granted powers to carry out random checks during their visits and medically downgrade such people after a thorough check up.

"We don't want people to look shabby due to obesity and that is why, this policy aimed at cutting down waist and fat bellies has been issued after taking inputs from all the command headquarters," a senior Army officer told Mail Today here.