All 3 Service Chiefs To Meet PM, Brief Him On ‘Agnipath’: Report

New Delhi:

The three service chiefs are set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow to brief him on the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme. The scheme, since its announcement on June 14, has faced strong protests.  

The youth selected under the new scheme will be known as Agniveers.

The Prime Minister, without directly mentioning the scheme or the protests, on Sunday said,” “It is our country’s misfortune that many good things brought with good intentions get trapped in political colours. Media also gets dragged into it due to its TRP compulsions.”

A day later in Bengaluru, PM Modi again said some decisions “may look unfair” at first, but will help in nation-building  later.

Several opposition parties, including the Congress, have dubbed “Agnipath” the latest blunder of the government, part of a series that includes demonetisation and the farm laws.  Many of the critics have predicted a rollback.

The military has declared that this was a long-awaited change in tune with the global trend that is increasingly focussed on the use of cutting-edge technology in warfare and a younger age profile for soldiers that’s more in tune with it. The government has ruled out a
rollback.

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