Recruitment process to remain unchanged, regimentation system to continue: Tri-services on Agnipath

New Delhi, 21/6:The armed forces said on Tuesday that “credible” information on the ‘Agnipath’ scheme recently has dispelled misinformation about the initiative and asserted that youngsters preparing to become soldiers have returned to physical activities at several places.


Amid misgivings about the recruitment process, Lt Gen Anil Puri, additional secretary, Department of Military Affairs, asserted that the recruitment process will remain unchanged and the traditional regimentation system in the military will continue.


The scheme, which envisages a four-year term for 75 per cent of recruits, was an outcome of a long period of consultation within the three services and the Ministry of Defence besides deliberation among several wings of the government. It is a much-needed reform, he said at a tri-service press conference

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