The Indian Navy has scheduled the Agnipath recruitment from July 25 to 22, with online registration beginning on July 1.
The Indian Navy has moved the Agnipath recruitment deadline from July 25 to July 22. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, COP, Indian Navy, announced that online registration for the Agniveers will begin on July 1. On June 21, a notification for the recruitment of Agniveers into the Indian Navy will be released. The Army’s Agniveer notification was issued on June 20, while the Air Force’s will be released on July 24.
According to Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, “Our recruitment schedule was set for June 25, but it will begin on June 22. Online registration will begin on July 1st.”
Under the Agniveer scheme, the Indian Navy will recruit female sailors.
The Indian Navy announced that women sailors will be hired under the Agniveer scheme, a first in Indian defence recruitment. Women have been hired as officers in the Navy, Army, and Air Force, but this will be the first time they are inducted under the Personnel Below Officers’ Rank (PBOR).
At a press conference held by the Tri-Services on June 19, Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi officially announced the decision “Currently, the Indian Navy has 30 female officers serving on various ships. We’ve decided to recruit women as well as men under the Agnipath programme.
They will also be used on warships.” However, Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi noted that the exact number of recruits is still being discussed.
‘There has been no significant change in the soldiers’ battle readiness since Agniveer’s induction.’
As the debate over the Agniveer scheme raged on, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar clarified the allegations that the scheme would jeopardise the soldiers’ quality of life. Admiral R Hari Kumar told Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, “So, in the case of Agniveers, we’re cutting the training time in half.
For example, the Navy’s basic training will be reduced from 22 weeks to 18 weeks, with 16 weeks of basic training and 2 weeks of onboard training. The amount of time spent on professional training is nearly the same.”
Currently, the recruit goes through 22 weeks of training before receiving 4 months of professional training and being inducted into the Army, Navy, or Air Force. His next course isn’t for another 5-6 years.