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Agnipath Protests

Congress To Demand Rollback Of Agnipath Scheme After August 15, Will Take To Streets

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Deepinder Singh Hooda said the party would demand rollback of the Agnipath scheme during its agitation.

10 August 2022

Agnipath Scheme: As Aspirants Line Up For Recruitment, Experts Say Flaws Remain

The government has defended the Agnipath scheme as a way to lower the average age of soldiers and rejuvenate the Army with 'tech-savvy' youth. But not everyone is convinced.


RLP leader Hanuman Beniwal has been leading the Agniveer protests in Rajasthan

Can Agnipath Protests Help RLP's Hanuman Beniwal Woo Jat Votes In Rajasthan?

Thousands of youth from Rajasthan districts such as Nagaur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, and Churu join the Indian armed forces every year and the Agnipath protests have managed to cause a stir in the state following swift action by...


KC Venugopal was among the three Opposition MPs who walked out of the meeting

Opposition MPs Walk Out Of Parliamentary Defence Panel Meeting After Discussion Not Allowed On Agnipath

Among other questions, Opposition MPs asked why was the panel not informed about Agnipath in budget scrutiny meetings despite scheme having financial implications.

22 July 2022

Delhi Congress Holds Protest Against Agnipath Scheme

Congress is conducting Satyagraha across the country including Delhi to echo the voice of youth against Agnipath scheme in a peaceful, democratic manner, Anil Kumar tweeted.


Trade Unions In Goa Stage Protest Against Agnipath Scheme

AITUC general secretary Christopher Fonseca said the Agnipath scheme has dashed the hope of people who had appeared for military selection exams and were looking for stable employment in the Indian Armed Forces.

24 June 2022

Agnipath–Heavy Hammer Perhaps, But Defence Has No Margin For Bolshoi Ballet Anymore

Given the dire state of military budget finances and the heightened challenges to national security, a radical break top-down driven approach was a necessity for yesterday

02 July 2022

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Agnipath Protests: Bulldozers Make Appearance During Flag Marches In Aligarh

After damage to public property in protests following now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks against Prophet Mohammad, there have been cases where the authorities allegedly used bulldozers to demolish houses of...

21 June 2022

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20 June 2022
Agnipath Great Opportunity For Youth: Chandrasekaran

Agnipath Great Opportunity For Youth: Chandrasekaran

Last week, stormy protests had rocked several states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana, while peaceful agitations were...


20 June 2022
Agnipath Great Opportunity For Youth: N Chandrasekaran

Agnipath Great Opportunity For Youth: N Chandrasekaran

Agnipath is not just a great opportunity for the youth to serve the nation's defence forces but it will also make available a very disciplined and trained...


20 June 2022
Agnipath Has Large Job Potential In Corporate Sector For Youths: Industry Leaders

Agnipath Has Large Job Potential In Corporate Sector For Youths: Industry Leaders

Anand Mahindra expressed dismay over the violence against the scheme while asserting that the farm equipment to aerospace conglomerate welcomes the opportunity...


20 June 2022
Protests Against 'Agnipath' Hit Jammu City, Several Detained

Protests Against 'Agnipath' Hit Jammu City, Several Detained

Bharat Bandh observed in parts of the country, the police tightened security across the city and warned of strict action against those trying to disrupt the...


20 June 2022
Youth Congress Workers Stop Train Near Connaught Place, Several Detained

Youth Congress Workers Stop Train Near Connaught Place, Several Detained

The track was cleared by police and security personnel and train movement resumed after about half an hour. Several protesters were detained as police...


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19 June 2022
Agnipath Scheme: Centre, States Announce Incentives For Agniveers Amid Protests, See Complete List

Agnipath Scheme: Centre, States Announce Incentives For Agniveers Amid Protests, See Complete List

The Union government and a number of states have announced they would absorb Agnipath soldiers released after four years into a range of jobs.


19 June 2022
No Space For Arson, Vandalism In Military, Coaching Centres Pushing Aspirants: Army On Agnipath Protests

No Space For Arson, Vandalism In Military, Coaching Centres Pushing Aspirants: Army On Agnipath Protests

There will be no roll back of the Agnipath scheme despite protests and criticism, said Lieutenant General Anil Puri.


19 June 2022
Is This MGNREGA-Like Step For Educated Youth Or 'Hidden Agenda' Of RSS: Tejashwi Yadav On Agnipath

Is This MGNREGA-Like Step For Educated Youth Or 'Hidden Agenda' Of RSS: Tejashwi Yadav On Agnipath

The former deputy chief minister of Bihar posed 20 questions to the government, asserting that there were many doubts in the minds of the people which should...


19 June 2022
Bihar: Agnipath Protests Trigger Fresh Friction Between Allies BJP, JD (U)

Bihar: Agnipath Protests Trigger Fresh Friction Between Allies BJP, JD (U)

JD(U)'s national chief Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh, said, “The central government took a decision. There are protests in other states too. Young people...


19 June 2022
IAF Lays Down Criteria For Inducting Agniveers Amid Nationwide Agnipath Protests

IAF Lays Down Criteria For Inducting Agniveers Amid Nationwide Agnipath Protests

The Indian Air Force released a brief laying down the various aspects of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, selection process and benefits. 


19 June 2022
Agnipath Protests: 9 Coaching Institute Operators Among 35 Arrested In UP's Aligarh

Agnipath Protests: 9 Coaching Institute Operators Among 35 Arrested In UP's Aligarh

9 coaching institute operators among 35 arrested so far in UP's Aligarh in connection with violent protests in district against Centre's Agnipath defence...


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18 June 2022
Youths Protest Against Agnipath In Himachal; Veterans Ask How Will It Motivate Youth?

Youths Protest Against Agnipath In Himachal; Veterans Ask How Will It Motivate Youth?

Himachal Pradesh's veterans said you may train the youth in handling weapons, but from where will you bring a high-degree of motivation with Agnipath policy?


18 June 2022
10 Bihar BJP Leaders To Get VIP Security Cover After Agnipath Protesters' Attacks

10 Bihar BJP Leaders To Get VIP Security Cover After Agnipath Protesters' Attacks

Houses of BJP leader and Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi BJP's Bihar unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal were attacked by Agnipath protesters.


18 June 2022
Violence Wouldn't Take You Anywhere, Talks Are A Great Medium, Says Minister Anurag Thakur On 'Agnipath'

Violence Wouldn't Take You Anywhere, Talks Are A Great Medium, Says Minister Anurag Thakur On 'Agnipath'

Union minister Anurag Thakur said the Centre is always willing to deliberate on all issues 'with open mind' as violence erupted across India over Agnipath.


18 June 2022
Agnipath Protests: ECoR Cancels Many Trains

Agnipath Protests: ECoR Cancels Many Trains

The ECoR partially cancelled at least 10 trains, including the Godavari Express from Hyderabad that will end its journey at Duvvada near Visakhapatnam. At...


18 June 2022
Why Is Agnipath Scheme Facing The Heat?

Why Is Agnipath Scheme Facing The Heat?

The fact that 75% of 'Agniveers' will be discharged from their services after four years, among other features, has left millions of armed forces’ aspirants...


18 June 2022
From Fighting Modern AI Warfare To Providing Better Citizens: Top Defence Officials Bat For Agnipath And Agniveers

From Fighting Modern AI Warfare To Providing Better Citizens: Top Defence Officials Bat For Agnipath And Agniveers

The government has defended the radical scheme, saying it will give the armed forces an enhanced youthful profile i.e., a reduction in average age from 32 to...


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