The "Agnipath" or Path of Fire initiative, which was announced on June 14, is for applicants aged 17.5 to 21. Around 45,000 to 50,000 soldiers will be recruited each year, with the majority of them leaving after only four years, with only 25% of them being retained after that.
In this episode of Nothing But The Truth, India Today Group Editorial Director (Publishing) Raj Chengappa examines whether the Agnipath scheme is the best way to go and why is there so much angst and anger among applicants and ex-servicemen and are these justified.
Produced by Anna Priyadarshini
Sound mix by Kapil Dev Singh
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