Agnipath Scheme - New Military Recruitment Scheme 

By THOUSIF INC - INDIA

Under the Agnipath Scheme, the Indian Armed Forces will allow the youth to experience military life and serve the nation for a short and long duration as Agniveers.

The Cabinet Committee on Security approved the historic 'Agnipath' scheme on June 14, 2022, paving the way for the Indian youth to serve the Indian Armed Forces.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that under the 'Agnipath' scheme, efforts would be made to create a youthful profile of the Armed forces.

The Agnipath scheme will help train the youth in new technologies and improve their health.

It would also increase employment opportunities for the youth with new skills in different sectors, said Rajnath Singh during the scheme's announcement in Delhi.

The Defence Minister added that the 'Agnivirs' would be given a good pay package and an exit retirement package after four years of service.

The Indian Armed Forces will provide an opportunity to the youth to experience military life and serve the nation for a short and long duration as Agniveers.

Agniveer would be a future-ready soldier, India's young protector, explained Lt Gen Anil Puri.

The Lt Gen highlighted that after four years of service with the Army.

The agniveer's resume and biodata would be unique, and he will stand out in the crowd with his attitude, skills, and time.

The Agnipath scheme army age limit will be between 18-25 years.

The Agniveers will be recruited under the Agnipath scheme for four years and be released from service after four years.

The Indian Defence Forces will have the option of retaining some of the young agniveers and be allowed to re-enlist and continue in service.

In India, the Agnipath scheme would not be mandatory as it is in other countries such as North Korea, Sweden, Israel, and Norway. 

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