Youngsters being chased away by police personnel during their protest against governments newly introduced Agnipath scheme, at Birlanagar Junction railway station, in Gwalior (Photo: PTI)
Defence Ministry on Thursday said government granted one-time waiver in the upper age limit for 'Agnipath' scheme by extending it to 23 years from 21 years. The decision has been taken as no recruitment had taken place in the last two years, the ministry said at a time when nationwide protests against the scheme were seen in north India.
The government had unveiled the scheme on Tuesday that will overhaul the decades-old selection process to bring in fitter and younger troops to tackle future security challenges facing the nation.
Around 46,000 soldiers will be recruited this year between the ages
First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 11:44 PM IST