Agnipath Scheme: News

26 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Congress promises to scrap Agnipath scheme if voted to power

The Congress on Monday vowed to eliminate the controversial Agnipath military recruitment scheme and restore the previous armed services recruitment system if voted to power in the 2024 elections.

28 Nov 2023

Indian Navy

Mumbai: Agniveer trainee found dead in Indian Navy hostel

A 20-year-old woman undergoing Agniveer training reportedly died by suicide at an Indian Navy hostel in Mumbai's Malwani, the police said on Tuesday.

23 Oct 2023

Rahul Gandhi

After RaGa's 'insult' charge, Army clarifies emoluments to fallen Agniveer

The Indian Army has reportedly sought to clarify the confusion surrounding the financial aid provided to the family of Agniveer Gawate Akshay Laxman, who lost his life on duty in Siachen on Saturday.

16 Oct 2023

Indian Army

Agniveer's 'suicide' controversy: No military honor per rules, says Army

Amid a major ongoing controversy over not according a guard of honor to Agniveer recruit Amritpal Singh, the Indian Army reportedly clarified on Sunday that he died by suicide by shooting himself on sentry duty.

16 Apr 2023

Satya Pal Malik

Curious case of ex-Governor Satya Pal Malik's anti-Modi government remarks

Satya Pal Malik—former Jammu and Kashmir governor—was once a savior for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but is apparently now a "disgrace."

10% reservation for ex-Agniveers in BSF, exemption from physical test

The Centre on Thursday announced a 10% reservation in the Border Security Forces (BSF) for the retirees of the Agnipath scheme.

27 Feb 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects petitions challenging Agnipath Scheme's constitutional validity 

The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Agnipath Scheme for entry into the Indian Armed Forces.

04 Feb 2023

Indian Air Force

Agnipath scheme: Indian Army changes recruitment process for Agniveers

The recruitment process to select Agniveers in the Indian Army under Agnipath Scheme has been modified.

29 Oct 2022

Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry is world's biggest employer with 2.92 million people

India's Ministry of Defence is the biggest employer in the world with nearly 2.92 million employees working in various positions, according to report published on Statista.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Amid weapon shortage, IAF gets new weapon system branch

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to get a new boost, thanks to the approval of a new weapon systems (WS) branch.

14 Sep 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

May suspend Agnipath recruitment as AAP government not supportive: Army

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in Punjab has been accused of not providing assistance for the recruitment rallies of soldiers under the Agnipath Scheme in a letter by Army's zonal officer, said The Indian Express report.

11 Sep 2022


No information under RTI as Agnipath files marked 'secret': Government

The Ministry of Defence refused to furnish the information sought under the Right To Information (RTI) on inter-ministerial deliberations regarding the Agnipath scheme which sanctions ad hoc military recruitment.

Agnipath: Supreme Court transfers petitions against scheme to Delhi HC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred three petitions challenging the Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment to the Delhi High Court.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Monsoon Session begins today: PM urges MPs for fruitful session

The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday.

06 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

IAF receives 'highest ever' 7.5 lakh applications under Agnipath scheme

The Indian Air Force (IAF) received 7.5 lakh applications under the newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme.

24 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Agnipath scheme: Air Force opens registrations for Agniveers from today

The registration for the first batch of Agniveers under the Agnipath scheme for the Indian Air Force (IAF) begins Friday and the online examination will be held exactly a month later (July 24).

23 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: Coaching centers shut after facing scrutiny over Agnipath violence

All coaching centers in and around Tappal, a town in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, reportedly had their shutters down on Wednesday after most of these centers faced scrutiny over the violent protests against the Centre's Agnipath scheme.

21 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

JEE Main 2022 Session-1: Candidates request entrance exam be postponed

Candidates taking the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2022 Session-1 are requesting the National Testing Agency (NTA) to postpone the exam scheduled to begin on Thursday amid the ongoing nationwide protests against the Centre's defense recruitment scheme, Agnipath.

Agnipath scheme: Hear us before making decision, Centre tells SC

The central government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, saying the apex court "must hear its side" before making any decision on the petitions filed against its Agnipath military recruitment scheme.

20 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi appears before ED for fourth time amid protests

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth time on Monday regarding the National Herald case amid Congress protest and meeting with President Kovind.

20 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Military reforms will bring change: PM Modi on Agnipath scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated that while many policies and changes may appear unpalatable, the entire country would reap the advantages in the future.

20 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment amid protests against Agnipath

The Indian Army on Monday issued a notification for the first round of recruitment through the Agnipath scheme.

20 Jun 2022

West Bengal

Bharat Bandh: Massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR; 22 trains canceled

Heavy security arrangements amid Bharat Bandh have caused massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR.

20 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Now, Anand Mahindra opens company doors for recruitment of Agniveers

Despite the ongoing unrest over the Centre's recently announced Agnipath military recruitment scheme, Mahindra Group Chairperson Anand Mahindra announced on Monday that youngsters trained under the scheme will be hired by the conglomerate.

20 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme protests: States brace for Bharat Bandh today

As the protests against the Centre's Agnipath military recruitment scheme spread to several states across the country, some organizations have called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh on Monday prompting the administrations in the states to take preventive measures.

No roll-back of Agnipath scheme, all concessions pre-planned: Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence on Sunday stated that the Agnipath Scheme will not be rolled back, saying that such changes had been long overdue since the armed services sought to bring in more youth and experience.

19 Jun 2022


Agnipath: Protests spread to more states, over 360 trains canceled

Protests against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, the Centre's new armed forces recruitment program, continued for the fourth day.

Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday accepted the proposal to reserve 10% of employment vacancies in the Defence Ministry for "Agniveers."

18 Jun 2022

Indian Army

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why age relaxation in Agnipath scheme might be problematic?

The Centre on Friday announced a one-time relaxation of the upper age limit for the Agnipath military recruitment scheme entrants this year, raising it from 21 to 23 years.

18 Jun 2022

Indian Army

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday stated that a 10% reservation in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles will be earmarked for "Agniveers."

18 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

Violent protests were witnessed across the country against the defense recruitment scheme, Agnipath, with a youth being shot and trains and vehicles torched even as assurances by the defence minister, home minister, and the Army chief failed to pacify protesters.

17 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme: Protesters burn trains; vandalism, violence leave 1 dead

On the third day of the agitation against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, protesters on Friday targeted the residences of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi and Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party President and West Champaran MP Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal.

17 Jun 2022

Indian Army

#NewsBytesExplainer: What salary package, benefits Agnipath scheme offers to Agniveers

The central government has launched the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, which would recruit personnel for the armed forces for a four-year term.

17 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme: Government increases age limit to 23 amid protests

The Centre on Thursday raised the age limit for the Agnipath military recruitment scheme to 23 years from 21 for the year 2022 amid nationwide protests against the new model of enrollment of soldiers.

16 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Future of Agniveers not insecure, senior military officials consulted: Government

Defence Ministry on Thursday defended the recently announced recruiting policy, Agnipath Scheme, despite objections, saying the future of soldiers would not be jeopardized.

16 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme ignites 'fire on streets' as aspirants turn violent

Protests against the Agnipath scheme, a radical recruitment policy for the defense forces, turned violent on Thursday.

15 Jun 2022

Indian Army

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is armed forces' Agnipath recruitment scheme facing criticism

The Centre unveiled the Agnipath scheme on Tuesday, a new recruiting strategy for the armed services aimed at reducing wage and pension costs.