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Forces seek to raise Agnipath age limit to 23, increase retention to 50%

The armed forces are planning to propose raising the upper age limit from 21 to 23 to induct graduates who can be groomed for technical jobs

The Agnipath scheme, unveiled on June 14, 2022 lays out rules for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 10:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Agnipath set to hit combat effectiveness: Ex-navy chief

The controversy swirling around the Agnipath scheme for the induction of soldiers into the armed forces deepened on Thursday.

Former navy chief Admiral KB Singh.
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 03:50 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

Kangana Ranaut backs Agniveer scheme: Wish I had such privileges growing up

Expressing her support for Agniveer scheme, actor-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut recounted struggle to groom herself while finding her way in Bollywood.

Kangana Ranaut started her journey as a politician.
Published on Jul 04, 2024 05:47 PM IST

Morning briefing: Army rebuts Rahul Gandhi's Agniveer compensation claim; more

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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi (PTI)
Published on Jul 04, 2024 09:43 AM IST

Rahul alleges no compensation for slain Agniveer; Army rebuts claim

The army clarified that a chunk of the compensation was paid to the next of kin of Agniveer Ajay Kumar and the rest would be disbursed.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi (PTI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Rahul Gandhi's Hindus, Agnipath scheme charges, BJP's point-by-point rebuttal

Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha speech: The Congress leader was speaking during the debate on Motion of Thanks on President's address to a joint sitting of Parliament.

Lok Sabha LoP Rahul Gandhi speaks in the House during the ongoing Parliament session in New Delhi on July 1, 2024.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 08:57 AM IST

Uproar as Rahul attacks govt in 1st speech as LoP

The LoP — the first in the Lok Sabha in 10 years — spent a bulk of his speech focussing on the economy.

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi speaks in the House during the ongoing Parliament session, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI/Sansad TV)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Agnipath scheme; Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah counter

Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Agniveers recruited under the Agnipath scheme were not granted the status of martyrs and were akin to use and throw labourers

Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha on Monday. (Sansad TV)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 05:29 PM IST

NDA vs INDIA clash likely in Parliament today; NEET, Agnipath scheme in focus

The NDA and INDIA MPs are expected to clash in fiery Parliament session on Monday, with key focus on the NEET row and Agnipath scheme.

The proceedings of the First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha are underway, at the new Parliament building. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 08:27 AM IST

Deputy Speaker’s post in focus as government, Opposition set for House tussle

The INDIA group wants to field Samajwadi Party lawmaker of Faizabad Awadhesh Prasad for the position.

The INDIA bloc is likely to participate in the discussions in the remaining three days of this session. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 06:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Parliament set to witness stormy debate in 2nd week of session beginning July 1

Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed several adjournments on Friday, with the opposition parties insisting on a debate on the NEET-UG row.

MPs in the Lok Sabha on the fifth day of the special session, on Friday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 30, 2024 02:16 PM IST

Congress steps up demand to scrap Agnipath scheme ahead of Lok Sabha session

The Congress’s demand comes in the wake of some media reports that suggested that an internal survey of the military has proposed some changes in the Agnipath scheme

Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda addresses a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 07:09 PM IST
ByNaresh Chander

IAF Agniveervayu Recruitment 2024: Notification out, apply from July 8

IAF Agniveervayu Recruitment 2024: Both male and female candidates can apply for the IAF Agniveervayu recruitment.

IAF Agniveervayu Recruitment 2024: Notification out
Published on Jun 17, 2024 08:48 AM IST
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Rahul seeks President’s intervention against ‘discrimination’ in Agnipath scheme

In a letter to President Murmu, Rahul Gandhi said there was ‘discrimination’ in the nature and extent of benefits given to the families of slain soldiers

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2024 02:03 PM IST
ByNaresh Chander

Army Agniveer Result 2024: Written results for Rajasthan AROs out, links here

Indian Army Agniveer Result 2024: Candidates can check the Army Agniveer CCE results on

Indian Army Agniveer Result 2024: Written exam results for various Rajasthan AROs (, screenshot of the result page)
Published on May 28, 2024 12:57 PM IST

‘He should serve the Army first': Union minister on Rahul's Agniveer poll pledge

Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi had said the INDIA bloc government will come to power and “throw this Agniveer scheme in the dustbin”

Union minister VK Singh and Rahul Gandhi.
Published on May 27, 2024 09:14 PM IST

‘Absolute lies’: Amit Shah counters Rahul Gandhi's attack on Agnipath scheme

The ‘Agnipath’ scheme provides for recruiting youngsters in the age bracket of 17 years and a half to 21 years for a four-year period in the armed forces

Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused Rahul Gandhi of spreading falsehoods on Agnipath scheme.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 25, 2024 04:57 PM IST

Our Agnipath remarks criticism of policy not of forces, within model code: Cong on EC letter

Our Agnipath remarks criticism of policy not of forces, within model code: Cong on EC letter

Our Agnipath remarks criticism of policy not of forces, within model code: Cong on EC letter
Published on May 24, 2024 04:08 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi ups ante against PM Modi; Kejriwal reacts to Maliwal assault row

As the country prepares to vote for the penultimate sixth phase Lok Sabha polling, Gandhi has upped his ante against PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi said the INDIA bloc alliance will discontinue the Agnipath scheme after coming to power on June 4. (PTI photo)
Published on May 23, 2024 10:44 AM IST

‘Agnineers have to retire in 4 four years but PM Modi…’: Misa Bharti

People between 17-and-a-half and 21 are eligible to apply for a four-year tenure under the Agnipath recruitment scheme which started in 2022

RJD MP Misa Bharti, who is contesting from Patliputra Lok Sabha seat. (X/MisaBharti)
Updated on May 02, 2024 02:59 PM IST

NCP (SCP) unveils manifesto; favours caste census, stresses on welfare of farmers and women, CAA review

Many of the points the NCP (SCP) has included in its document are in consonance with the Congress manifesto released earlier this month

NCP-SCP chief Sharad Pawar releases the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, in Pune on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 07:48 AM IST

In CDS’s Uttarakhand village, murmurs against Agnipath

Introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre in June 2022, the Agnipath scheme seeks to recruit soldiers for only four years, with a provision to retain 25% of them in the regular cadre for 15 years after another round of screening.

Darshan Singh Chauhan (centre), cousin of chief of defence staff General Anil Chauhan, in Gawana. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 08:44 AM IST

Experts divided on Cong’s declaration of scrapping Agnipath scheme

The Agnipath model marked a major departure from the military’s decades-old recruitment system that was discontinued when the NDA government announced the new scheme in June 2022

Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi display the party's manifesto for the general election in New Delhi (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 07:02 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Centre open to amendments in Agnipath scheme if required: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said recruiting youths would result in an increased risk-taking spirit and more tech-savvy jawans in the armed forces.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 09:05 PM IST

Kharge writes to President Murmu, reiterates concerns over Agnipath scheme

Kharge said the scheme is discriminatory as it creates parallel cadres of soldiers expected to do similar tasks but with very different emoluments, benefits, and prospects

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge. (X)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 01:09 PM IST

All stakeholders agreed on Agnipath scheme, says Army chief

Naravane’s remarks on the scheme figured in the recently published excerpts of his yet-to-be released autobiography titled Four Stars of Destiny

Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande addresses the annual press conference, ahead of Army Day in New Delhi on January 11.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 04:43 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

ISRO chairman urges IITians to join India’s space programs

Somanath elaborated on ISRO’s ambitious goals, including the launch of the ‘Bharat Antriksh Station’ (Indian Space Station) by 2035, with the initial phase set for 2028. He highlighted the aim to land a human on the moon by 2040 through the Gaganyan mission and underscored the need for research collaborations in areas such as material science and robotics

Shreedhara panicker Somanatjh Chairman of the Indian space research organization attending For Lecture a three-day Techfest festival of Technology at Mumbai IIT,Techfest IIT Bombay is Asia's Largest Science and Technology festival on Thursday. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 07:08 AM IST

Agnipath scheme sweeps Agra: 13K candidates shortlisted for Army recruitment

Commending the officers and personnel involved for their commitment to transparency and impartiality, Major General Manoj Tiwari officially flagged off the rally.

A staggering 650 candidates from the Agniveer Technical category. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 07:51 PM IST

Woman training to be Agniveer 'dies by suicide' at Navy hostel in Mumbai

"The incident took place while Aparna was undergoing training on the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Attack," a police officer said.

According to Mumbai police, the deceased was identified as Aparna Nair. (Pic for representational purpose only)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Morning briefing: UN's appeal to Israel-Hamas; Army on Agniveer's death

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A Palestinian youth sits on the rubble of a destroyed home following an Israeli military strike on the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip on October 15.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 08:43 AM IST
BySahil M Beg
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