The Agnipat scheme initiated by the central government of the three armies of the country is fiercely opposed in many parts of the country. Also on Friday, incidents of demonstrations and arson appeared in several states including Bihar, UP, Bengal and Telangana. Admiral R Hari Kumar’s grand statement came to the fore against Agnipath’s plan. The Navy chief said he did not expect such large-scale violent protests over the plan.
Speaking to news agency ANI, the navy chief said: ‘I did not expect any such protest. We’ve been working on the Agneepath scheme for about a year and a half…’. Describing Agnipath’s plan as transformative, Admiral Kumar said it was a “Made in India” and “Made in India” plan.
‘It is important to understand the plan’
Amid protests across the country from a section of young people demanding withdrawal from the scheme, the Navy chief said, “I want to ask people not to protest and not to become violent.” They should understand the plan and remain peaceful. This is a great opportunity for young people to serve the country.
Retirement after four years of service
Protests have erupted in several states since Wednesday against Agnibat’s scheme to recruit soldiers for a four-year term in the army, navy and air force. After four years of service, 75 percent of recruits under this scheme will be granted mandatory retirement without bonus and pensions.
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Recruitment will start from 24 June
Under the Agneepath scheme, the Air Force selection process will begin June 24. Chief Aviation VR Chowdhury provided this information on Friday. He also said that for 2022, the minimum age for recruits (in the armed forces) under the Agneepath scheme has been raised to 23, allowing a large segment of young people to join the new ‘model’ to enlist in the armed forces. can be included.