THE INDIAN army plans to abolish the colonial system of batmen or personal orderlies it inherited from the British military at independence 65 years ago.
Once implemented – sometime later this year – it would release some 30,000 combatants, or more than a regular army corps, allowing them to dump menial household chores and to rejoin their units as regular soldiers.
In exchange, the army proposes to replace batmen – renamed as sahayaks (assistants or helpers) some years ago in a feeble effort at distancing itself from its colonial heritage – by civilian personnel
This latter nebulous responsibility in the British Indian army, particularly in modern day Pakistan’s North West Frontier, at times ended up as a euphemism for ****** liaisons between some officers and their batmen.
Many 19th and 20th century regimental histories hint broadly at steamy relationships between officers and Pathan batmen which, when they became known, resulted either in dishonourable discharges or the honourable alternative of suicide to sidestep regimental and familial disgrace.
since i come from the army faternity i can say that this is a great move.Army soldiers are trained for fighting and not for cleaning utensils
What's that again? Indian officers having sеx with Batman? Whaaaaaaaaaa??
The article refers to Ol victorian era English boys serving in the British Army , the Sahayaks of the modern Indian Army is a designation given to a soldier assigned to help a officer with his personal admin which he cannot look after because of his duties. What Crysis said is sometimes true, but it varies from regiment to regiment. But these guys still attend all the PT sessions and other training events.