No rollback of Agnipath Scheme, says top military officer

IndiaTimes Sunday, 19 June 2022
Amid the rising demands for the scrapping of the newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme for the military, a senior Army officer on Sunday clarified that the programme will not be rolled back and said that it is the "only progressive step to make the country young".
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After more than 10 states witnessed protests against the government's new 'Agnipath' military recruitment scheme last week, today, a nationwide shutdown call for 'Bharat Bandh' has been given by some groups. #AgnipathScheme #BharatBandh #IndianArmy

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