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Agnipath live updates: Three service chiefs reach PM's residence

Protests and anger over the government's Indian defence recruitment scheme, Agnipath, with many opposing the short duration of the service. Meanwhile, army released issued a notification giving out registration and reliability details. On the back of ongoing protests Indian Prime Minister will be meeting the the three service chief today to discuss the matter

(ANI): (Combo and file picture) All the three service chiefs of the Indian armed forces  (ANI)Premium
(ANI): (Combo and file picture) All the three service chiefs of the Indian armed forces  (ANI)

On the back of continued outrage against Indian government's recruitment scheme, Agnipath Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting the three service chiefs today.  Yesterday, more protests were witnessed in parts of Haryana against the ‘Agnipath’ scheme with district administration ordering closure of all private institutes which give coaching to youths for various recruitment exams in Mahendragarh and Jhajjar districts. Armed forces aspirants blocked roads at a few places and demanded that the scheme be rolled back. Over 500 train services were cancelled on Monday because of calls for protests by young men angry with a military recruitment plan that they say will rob them of the opportunity of a career in the armed forces.

Another Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the 'Agnipath' recruitment scheme for defence forces, saying the scheme is "illegal and unconstitutional".

21 Jun 2022, 07:00:54 PM IST

Three Service Chiefs to meet PM Modi

According to reports all three service chiefs have reached PM Modi's residence to discuss the implementation of Agnipath recruitment scheme.

21 Jun 2022, 03:40:32 PM IST

'We want to improve the trainer to trainee ratio': Ministry of Defence briefing

"We are very happy that the Ministry of shipping and the DG shipping has made this happen"

"Our recruitment rallies will begin in August. We have 80+ rallies across India, it will cover all districts"

"We want to improve the trainer-to-trainee ratio"

"We have opened an Aginveer helpline for any queries. This scheme is in favour of both the country and the Army"

21 Jun 2022, 03:38:11 PM IST

‘Course will begin by Dec 30’: Ministry of Defence briefing

'Agnipath scheme being rolled out so that armed forces get best talent'

"Agnipath scheme is a part of the optimization process"

"The course will begin by December 30. We have also setup an helpdesk via email and phone"

21 Jun 2022, 03:35:04 PM IST

‘Preparations on for implementation’: Ministry of Defence briefing

"The roadmap is ready. Many teams are preparing to implement this scheme": Ministry of Defence briefs the media on Agnipath scheme

21 Jun 2022, 03:34:25 PM IST

‘Keep faith in the forces’: Ministry of Defence briefing

'You need to keep faith in the forces. Lot of people have put their thoughts behind this scheme,' Ministry of Defence briefs the media on Agnipath scheme

21 Jun 2022, 03:13:14 PM IST

'Conflict entrepreneurs' behind Agnipath protests, says Doval

Amid the row over Centre's newly-launched Agnipath recruitment scheme for defence forces, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday said there are "conflict entrepreneurs" with vested interests who are behind the protests over the scheme.

In an exclusive with ANI, Doval said while there are people who are truly concerned and "their fear of unknown" is being gradually addressed and there is another group which does "not care for the country or security of the nation" and resorts to violence and damage to public property.

NSA also termed the Agnipath scheme is not a "standalone" scheme and said that it was the Central government's priority to make India secure and strong.

"There's a need to look at it in a perspective. Agnipath isn't a standalone scheme in itself. When PM Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, one of his prime priorities was how to make India secure and strong. That required many avenues, many steps - multitude of them," NSA Ajit Doval said.

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval speaks to ANI on Agnipath Recruitment Scheme and other internal security issues, in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
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New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval speaks to ANI on Agnipath Recruitment Scheme and other internal security issues, in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
21 Jun 2022, 12:59:30 PM IST

Tri-service press conference at 3pm today

A Tri-Service press conference, chaired by Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, on the controversy around Agnipath scheme is scheduled for 1500 hours today.

21 Jun 2022, 11:16:28 AM IST

Akhilesh Yadav attacks BJP, "share names of supporters willing to become Agniveer'

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, attacked the government over the Agneepath scheme stating, “The way the BJP is trying to get its supporters to count the so-called benefits of 'Agniveer', it would be better if the BJP releases the list of its members-supporters who are sending their children to this scheme. It is better to set an example for the BJP than to give a discourse. BJP should stop insulting the youth."

21 Jun 2022, 10:28:09 AM IST

Centre urges Supreme Court to ‘hear its side’ on Agnipath scheme: Report

After three public interest litigations (PILs) were filed in the Supreme Court, according to a report in NDTV, the centre has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court urging that the apex court to hear urs side before taking a decision on the Agnipath recruitment scheme. 

Advocate Harsh Ajay Singh on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the centre to reconsider its 'Agnipath' recruitment plan. The petition also mentioned that the announcement of the scheme caused protests in several parts of the country.

Earlier, two separate petitions were filed in the Supreme Court against the scheme by lawyers ML Sharma and Vishal Tiwari respectively.

21 Jun 2022, 10:08:20 AM IST

Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces nationwide protest on June 24

Farmers association, Samyukta Kisan Morcha has announced a nationwide protest on June 24 in support of the protesting students against the newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme by the Centre.

Terming the scheme as "anti-military, anti-farmer and anti-national" its statement said, "When the central government is bent upon destroying the spirit of the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan, it is the duty of the farmer's movement to stand shoulder to shoulder with the jawans in this struggle."

21 Jun 2022, 09:38:29 AM IST

Haryana CM promises jobs post retirement jobs to Agniveers

Amid rising protests in the state Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar has come out to promise government jobs to Agniveers after they retire from their positions in the defence. 'Those (75% of agniveers who would return after 4 yrs of service) who want to get Haryana Govt jobs will be given guaranteed jobs. Those who want can get inducted into any cadre for Group C jobs. Otherwise, we have jobs in Police, which will be given to them, CM stated.

Haryana is one of the many states which has been witnessed violent protests against the centre's Agnipath scheme

21 Jun 2022, 09:31:52 AM IST

Agnipath protest: Opposition working to defame Modi government, says MoD Defence

As the protest against centre's Agnipath scheme spill over the entire country, with protesters seeking a rollback, Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt claimed that it's the opposition working to defame the Modi government.

Speaking to ANI, the Union Minister said, "No one can stop someone from staying modesty. In a democracy, everyone has the right to speak his mind and everyone has the right to protest. But the work that the opposition has always done is only and only to defame the government of PM Modi."

21 Jun 2022, 09:28:43 AM IST

PM to meet three service chiefs to discuss Agnipath scheme

The three service chiefs are likely to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi separately to brief him about the Agnipath scheme as well as their plan for its implementation. The meetings are being planned amid widespread protests in several states against the new military recruitment scheme. Prime Minister would be apprised about the various aspects of the implementation of the scheme.

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