IAF Receives Nearly 57,000 Applications For Agnipath Scheme


On June 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Agnipath scheme to recruit young people into the Indian military, who will thereafter be known to as “Agniveers.”

The Indian Air Force (IAF) reported that as of Monday, they had received 56,960 applications since the Agnipath recruitment scheme for the armed forces was formally launched, despite widespread complaints by the Opposition.

“56960!” the IAF announced on Twitter that this was the total number of applications received to date from prospective “#Agniveers” in response to the recruitment application process.

They also disclosed information about the application process, training and service details, cash package, and other advantages the scheme offers. On July 5, registration will end.

Contrary to the violent protests by youngsters across the nation, the IAF’s recruiting through the Agnipath Yojana 2022 started on June 24 and garnered a resounding response in just three days. The military has officially said that anyone who has participated in violent demonstrations or burning will not be accepted into the military scheme.

On June 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Agnipath initiative to recruit young people into the Indian armed services, who will thereafter be known to as “Agniveers.”

According to the plan, after serving for four years, 75% of the teenagers will get voluntary retirement benefits. Massive demonstrations and arson broke out in more than ten states as a result, with protesters torching cars, trains, and other public and private property.

The Center’s new “dictatorial” recruitment scheme, “Agnipath,” was criticised by the Congress as it resumed its widespread demonstrations.

“The Congress supports the country’s youth as a responsible political party. We urge that Agnipath’s Tughlaqi ruling be reversed,” according to party spokesman Shaktisinh Gohil on Sunday.

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