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J-K: Thousands queue up for ‘Agnipath’ recruitment rally in Samba

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At the event, thousands of contenders appeared. A contender for the Agniveer position, Rohit Singh, stated: “The candidates who prepared properly have been chosen. I decided to join the Army because I want to serve my nation.” On June 14, the Union Cabinet authorised the “Agnipath” recruiting programme for Indian youth to join the three services of the Armed Forces. The youth chosen under this programme would be referred to as “Agniveers.”

The Agnipath programme enables ambitious and patriotic young people to enlist for four years in the armed forces. The Agnipath programme was created to provide for a more young profile in the armed forces.

A nationwide, merit-based recruiting programme called “Agnipath” is used to sign up soldiers, pilots, and sailors. The programme offers young people the chance to join the military forces’ regular cadre. All individuals hired under the “Agnipath” programme will be referred to as “Agniveers.”

“Agniveers” will be enrolled for a total of 4 years of service, which includes the training phase. On the basis of merit, desire, and physical fitness, only 25% of the Agniveers will be maintained or re-enlisted in the regular cadre after four years.

The Agnipath plan was implemented to improve India’s security. After four years of service, the “Agniveers” will get a competitive wage package and an exit retirement payout.

The remaining 75% of “Agniveers” will be demobilised and get an exit package, or “Seva Nidhi,” worth between Rs. 11 and Rs. 12 lakh, partially paid for by their monthly payments. They will also receive skill certifications and bank loans to support their second professions.

For young people living in the border villages of Uri subdivision along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Baramulla district of Kashmir who want to enlist in the Army under the Agnipath programme in September, the Indian Army organised a two-month pre-training programme.

A similar recruiting rally for the “Agniveers” had already started on August 14 and continued for a few days in Hisar, Haryana.

The first-ever examination for recruitment in the Indian Air Force using the new ‘Agnipath’ recruiting process began across the country on July 24 amid strong police surveillance. This test was given around the nation, notably in Delhi, Kanpur, and Patna.

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