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Govt playing with tradition, dignity of forces: J-K Youth Cong on Agnipath

Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the BJP-led central government over the Agnipath scheme, saying it is playing with the tradition and dignity of the armed forces

Jammu and Kashmir | Indian Army | Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

People block Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway to protest against Centre's Agnipath scheme, in Jalandhar (Photo: PTI)
Agnipath protests

Youth on Wednesday lashed out at the BJP-led over the Agnipath scheme, saying it is playing with the tradition and dignity of the armed forces.

It said about 2,55,000 posts are lying vacant in Army, Navy and Air Force as the government has stopped the recruitment of the forces for the past two years.

"Narendra Modi-led government is playing with dignity-tradition-discipline of the Indian armed forces. The recruitment in armed forces on a contract basis is not right for the security of the country," president J-K Pradesh Youth Uday Bhanu Chib said.

"What will happen to the future of the youth recruited only for four years," he said.

Chib said experts and retired military officers have expressed deep concern over the scheme.

"Is the Modi government playing with the 'operational preparedness' of the three services? he asked.

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First Published: Thu, June 23 2022. 07:07 IST