Jaipur youth joins US army, to get Rs 1.2 crore annual pay: Report

Sharma has been assigned multiple roles which include designing, inspection, manufacturing and maintenance of the fighter plane which was inducted in the US army this year.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2017 11:15 am
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Monark Sharma, a young boy from Rajasthan’s Jaipur, has been appointed as a scientist in the US army’s AH-64E combat fighter helicopter unit, according to a Times of India report.

Sharma has been headquartered at Fort Hood in Texas and will be getting a pay package of Rs 1.20 crore per year, the report adds. He has been assigned multiple roles, which include designing, inspection, manufacturing and maintenance of the fighter plane inducted in the US army this year.

Starting his career as a junior research scientist at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the mass communication department in 2013, Sharma joined the US army in May 2016. He has also earned two prestigious awards– Army Service Medal and Safety Excellence Award both in 2016.

Sharma has always had a keen interest in space science and defence equipment. As of now, he is travelling across the country to hold sessions on leadership with students of different institutes. “I may not have got the opportunity to serve in the Indian armed force but all my moves in the US were intended to bring pride for my country. Here I am reaching out to my fellow Indian students to inspire them that anyone can attain success in life with sheer hard work,” Sharma is quoted as saying by TOI.

“Here NASA offered me a job and a green card. I was awarded citizenship through US army in 2016,” Sharma added.

He participated in NASA’s Moon Baggi Project in 2011 and Luna Boat in 2012. The team headed by Sharma won the best performance award in this project and stood fifth in the Luna Boat project in the world.

Sharma did his schooling  from Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain School in C Scheme, Jaipur and Bachelors in electronics and communication from Jaipur National University. He is the son of additional private secretary in Rajasthan police, Rakesh Sharma.

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    Raj
    May 11, 2017 at 7:14 am
    I was trusting Indian Express. But it is also become Fake News Distributor.
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      Paras
      May 10, 2017 at 11:06 am
      So had to hear that such brilliant talents can't get the opportunity to serve their own country.
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        Philip Verghese 'Ariel
        May 10, 2017 at 8:29 am
        Hi EWD, What an amazing news! Congrats Monark. Keep up the good work. I am not interested in dragging this news into a controversy. But would like to add this. Let us (India) pick up some plain truths from it and follow suit of American policy! Let us not argue each other on Indian policies or root system. Happy to note that I mentioned this news in our page @ #NAVFY with all due credits. Keep reporting. Keep sharing. Have a wonderful news day. Best Regards. @pvariel
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          Chintha Thrilok
          May 9, 2017 at 11:36 pm
          This is why India is still developing country in all ways. Foreign countries are ready to buy Indian talent at any cost but in India its should be completly different. Govt officials n politicians who developed to this position without any support, pls understand(as you know the reality of middle cl below middle class) and encourage our indians talent with better perks than other foreign countries. India has huge huge huge potential until n unless we don't depend on other countries.
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            HOMER
            May 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm
            So India educated you and America bought you and you want others to sell themselves to america, right?
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              Chand Babu Bairathi
              May 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm
              GONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRIGHT JAIPURIAN BOY SON OF HONBLE SHRI RAKESH SHARMA.HIS FAMILY TOO NEEDS TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR GUUDANCE AND SUPPORT GIVEN TO RISING SON. GOOD LUCK TO ALL. C.B.BAIRATHI JAIPUR MOB. 9828017173
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                Common Man
                May 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm
                Entire news sounds fishy. Highly unlikely
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                  Dennis
                  May 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm
                  Someone who has the skill to "design" a helicopter is not going to be the one to "maintain" it. Sounds like FAKE news to me
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