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Regimental system to continue in the army: Government

Lt General Anil Puri, the Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs on Tuesday said that there would be no change in the recruitment of Agniveers and added that the traditional regimentation system in the military will also continue.

“Aginpath scheme balances three things — first, youthful profile of the armed forces; second, technical savvy and adaptable people joining the Army; third makes the individual future-ready. We need the best for the country’s security”, said Lt Gen Anil Puri while addressing the media here.

It was the second media briefing of tri-services since the new recruitment scheme Agnipath sparked widespread protests and agitation in the country.

“The regimental process will be unchanged. We will take an undertaking and aspirants have to submit pledge that they were not involved in any arson or vandalism.” Regarding police verification, he said it has always been a part of recruitment process.

Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi said the Indian Navy’s recruitment calendar was decided for June 25, but it will start from June 22. Online registration to start from July 1 onwards. “As per DG shipping order for Agniveers, after 4 years of training, they can directly get into Merchant Navy”, Vice Admiral Tripathi said.

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