NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Center on Sunday the path of fire The security of the country and the future of the youth are in danger with this “new experiment” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “laboratory” military recruitment scheme.
In a tweet in Hindi, Gandhi said, 60 soldiers retire every year, out of which only 3,000 are getting government jobs.
“What will be the future of the thousands of ‘Agnivars’ who retire after a four-year contract,” the former Congress chief asked.
“Both the security of the country and the future of the youth are at risk with this new experiment of the Prime Minister’s laboratory,” Gandhi said.
Protests were witnessed in many parts of the country after the announcement of the scheme, which provides for recruiting youth in the age group of 17 to 21 years for only four years, with 25 per cent being retained for 15 more years. provision of. ,
For 2022, the upper age limit has been increased to 23 years.