The Defense Ministry has announced that the Indian Navy has received over 3 lakh applications under the Agnipath scheme.
The defence minister said the government is leaving no stone unturned to develop a strong and powerful military and a self-reliant defence industry.
On January 1 last year, Gen Rawat took charge as India's first CDS with a mandate to bring in convergence in the functioning of the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force and bolster the country's overall military prowess.
The two-time World Cup-winning former India captain retired from international cricket last year on August 15. Dhoni will be Team India's mentor in T20 World Cup 2021.