Northern Commander visits Agniveer training facility at Dansal

‘First batch from Jammu region to undergo 31 weeks of training’
According to PRO Defence, the selected Agniveers will undergo 10 weeks of basic military training followed by 21 weeks of advance military training at this Regimental Centre.
According to PRO Defence, the selected Agniveers will undergo 10 weeks of basic military training followed by 21 weeks of advance military training at this Regimental Centre.Special arrangement

Udhampur: GOC-in-C Northern Command Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi Thursday visited the state of the art Agniveer training facility located at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) Regimental Centre, Dansal in district Jammu to review the preparedness and arrangements for the first batch of Agniveers being trained.

The first batch of Agniveers, who have been recruited from Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, Reasi, Ramban, Kathua, Rajouri, Samba, Poonch and Kishtwar districts, reported recently for training at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre.

“The Centre is fully geared up for training the young recruits who appeared bolstered with josh and enthusiasm to commence a new chapter in their life,” said PRO Defence in an official statement.

Recently the Ministry of Defence, in a path breaking initiative under the Agniveer Yojana, signed MoUs with various stakeholders like NIOS, IGNOU and Director General of Training under MoSDE for facilitating continued education of serving Agniveers and providing appropriate skill certificates.

“In keeping with the vision of nation building and national prosperity the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre has been transforming the youth to become brave soldiers for the nation. During the visit, Army Commander was briefed on the readiness of the Centre for Training including the newly created state of the art training infrastructure like outdoor musketry training facility, training laboratories for military equipment and technical trade jobs etc. The youth of Jammu and Kashmir have shown considerable amount of interest in Agniveer recruitments and the recent recruitment rallies have shown tremendous enthusiasm in the form of huge numbers turning up,” the defence spokesperson said.

According to PRO Defence, the selected Agniveers will undergo 10 weeks of basic military training followed by 21 weeks of advance military training at this Regimental Centre.

“After successful completion of the prescribed training, Agniveers will be attested as young soldiers and will be dispatched to the different Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Battalions located in various parts of the country to serve the nation,” he said.

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