On Twitter, AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi responded to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s comments on the Agnipath scheme one by one.
Following Ajit Doval’s extensive remarks on the Agnipath recruitment scheme, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that, following the Tri-Services, the central government has enlisted the National Security Advisor to defend the “indefensible.
” In a purported reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Member of Parliament said on Twitter that he lacks the “courage” to own his decisions and is “hiding” behind others.
‘So the NSA Sahab is on board…’
NSA Doval said in an interview with ANI that Agniveers, or recruits from the Agnipath scheme, will never make up the entire Army. Those Agniveers who become regulars, according to Doval, will ‘undergo intensive training and acquire experience’ over time.
Owaisi, who shared a video clip of the specific statement, said, “As a result, the NSA Sahab agrees that short-term contractual soldiers are undertrained and will not be in the same class as those who have been recruited as regular soldiers up to this point. Willn’t the majority of our Army be made up of contracted s if only 25% are taken as regulars? “cadets.”
‘How does having soldiers who aren’t well-trained help the Army?’
NSA Doval also mentioned that the entire world is undergoing a “great change.” Doval had previously stated that the world was moving toward “contactless wars” and “wars against the invisible enemy,” with technology rapidly taking over.
The AIMIM chief posed the following question to the NSA via Twitter: “How does having poorly trained soldiers on contract for a limited time help the army prepare for modern wars? Instead of the other way around, the idea should be that modern technology necessitates better soldiers.”
What exactly is the Agnipath Recruitment Program?
Agniveers would be recruited in all cadres – Army, Air Force, and Navy – for a four-year tenure under the Agnipath scheme. In 2022, nearly 46,000 young people will be recruited under this programme, with the number of recruits increasing by 5,000 each year.
Soldiers will be paid between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000 per month. In about 90 days, the recruitment will begin, and beneficiaries will be eligible for awards, medals, and insurance.
The first four years of service will not be taken into account when calculating final pension benefits under the scheme. After four years, up to 25% of the regular cadre will be retained or re-enlisted based on merit, willingness, and medical fitness.
The remaining 75% will be eligible for ‘Seva Nidhi’ packages worth Rs 11–12 lakh, as well as skill certificates and bank loans to help them start a new job.