Military rules are changing in India, but not as quickly as many of its western neighbours.
As of now, there are no military laws in India and it is legal for anyone with an Indian passport to travel abroad.
However, the military can make rules for any citizen.
Here is a look at some of the rules that are in force.
What can you carry?
You can carry any weapon you want, but there is no ban on military style firearms.
A police officer can make a decision on whether to allow a firearm on a soldier or civilian, but the rules are very strict.
A police officer will check your weapon and make a determination.
The officer can then decide whether to ban it or allow it.
In most cases, the ban will last for 30 days.
A soldier can carry a weapon for up to a year.
What about alcohol?
Yes, alcohol is allowed.
However it is banned in certain circumstances.
The soldiers will have to pass a medical check and be given a certificate stating that the drink is not intended for consumption by children under the age 14.
What happens if a soldier is arrested?
The soldier will have the right to defend themselves in court and will be arrested.
He will then be held in jail for 30 minutes.
The soldier can appeal against the arrest.
However the process of appeal is usually handled by a judge, and is then referred to a higher authority.
If the soldier loses, he can apply for bail.
If he wins, the soldier will be released.
How long does it take for the soldier to be released?
A soldier can be released from jail for up in two weeks, and can then leave the country.
If a soldier decides to return to India, he will have five days to do so.
A soldier will also have the option of applying for a parole if he decides to go back.
What happens if the soldier returns?
The court can also order that he must stay away from India for a minimum of five years.
What is a soldier’s job?
The army is responsible for protecting the population.
Soldiers work in the field, but also in the police and defence industries.
They also work for the government.
What are the salaries of the soldiers?
The salary of a soldier in the army is Rs 2,000 per month.
In the police force, they get Rs 1,000 a month.
The defence industry is Rs 1.5 lakh per month for every soldier.
What do they get?
The soldiers receive their pay in monthly allowances.
However they also get allowances for travel expenses.
Are there other allowances?
The police and the defence industries get a separate allowance.
What do soldiers do when they get home?
Soldiers who have completed their tour of duty will be given medical care and health care.
Soldiers are also expected to help in the home after their tour ends.
Do soldiers have any holidays?
They only get six months of leave a year, after which they can get back to their barracks.
Are soldiers eligible for the PRA?
Yes and no.
The PRA applies to all Indians who have served overseas and can be revoked for those who have not served overseas.
It is the most stringent military amnesty in the world.
However this does not apply to the military and they can still be charged under Article 169 of the Indian Penal Code.
Are the Indian laws against sexual harassment different from the US laws?
Yes they are.
Indian soldiers are not allowed to engage in sexual activity, and their dress code is different from American dress codes.
In America, sexual harassment is considered a “civil wrong”.
In India, it is considered as a “crime”.
The government has banned any sexual activity and all forms of sexual harassment, including sexual harassment by soldiers.
What if a female soldier is sexually harassed?
The defence ministry will investigate and will decide if the victim should file a complaint.
If it does not, the defence ministry can also file a charge of rape.
What if a male soldier is harassed?
In India, soldiers are forbidden to have sexual relations with anyone of their own gender.
Soldiers who harass a female are also punished by two to five years in jail.
What can you do if you are sexually harassed by a soldier?
You should report the incident to the police, or report it to the HRD ministry.
You can also lodge a complaint at the National Commission for Women (NCW), but this is a very complicated process.
The NCW is not the best place to do this.
It also takes up to seven months to investigate and file a case.
Are there any other laws against discrimination?
Yes there are.
But not all Indians are aware of them.
Women have been banned from working in the private sector for three years and from public employment for five years, according to a recent government survey.
What should a soldier do if he finds a woman harassing him?
A woman should first call the police to report the alleged offence, as well as to inform the HRW. If