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Agneepath Scheme: Air Force registration process begins on June 24, Navy will issue comprehensive guidelines by June 25

New Delhi, June 19 (Agency)

The Army, Navy and Air Force on Sunday presented a comprehensive program for recruiting soldiers under the Agneepath scheme and emphasized that it is being implemented to reduce the age-related profile of the armed forces.

Lt Gen A Puri, Under Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, strongly defended the plan, saying that the issue of reducing the age-related profiles of the three wings of the armed forces was under consideration for a long time and even the Kargil Review Committee. Commented on this. Lt Gen Puri said in a press conference that the government is moving towards implementing the Agneepath scheme. He appealed to the youth to end their protest.

Giving details of the Navy’s plan to recruit Agniveers under this scheme, Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi said that the Naval Headquarters will issue comprehensive guidelines for recruitment by June 25. He said that the first batch would start the training program by November 21. He said that the Navy is recruiting both men and women under this scheme.

About the IAF’s plan to recruit people under the Agneepath scheme, Air Marshal SK Jha said the registration process would begin on June 24 and the online examination for the first phase of recruitment would begin on July 24. Air Marshal Jha said, “We are planning to start training the first batch of recruits by December 30.” Regarding the recruitment plan of the army, Lt Gen Bansi Ponnappa said that the army will issue the draft notification on Monday and Subsequent notifications will be issued by various recruiting units of the Army from July 1. He said that the recruitment rallies under the Agneepath scheme would be held across the country in August, September and October.

Lt Gen Ponnappa said the first batch of 25,000 personnel would join the training program in the first and second week of December and the second batch would join their training around February 23. He said that a total of 83 recruitment rallies would be organized across the country for the selection of around 40,000 personnel.

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