‘Recruitment to begin soon’, says Defence Minister amid Agnipath protests

‘Recruitment to begin soon’, says Defence Minister amid Agnipath protests
Mathura, June 17: Police personnel stand guard during a demonstration against the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme for the Armed Forces, at the Agra-Delhi national highway, in Mathura on Friday. ANI

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the recruitment into the military through the Agnipath scheme will begin soon. He advised the aspirants to begin their preparations.

Calling the scheme a ‘golden opportunity’ to join the nation’s defence system and to serve the country, Singh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing age waiver for the first batch to be recruited through the scheme.

However, the Defence Minister’s comment comes amid the protests against the Agnipath scheme which started in Bihar and has spread to several states. The protests against Agnipath continued for the third day in seven states, including the national capital.

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