Should Agniveer Scheme be Scrapped?

2024 • 42min • National


Published On: June 08, 2024 - The Indian Army’s Agniveer scheme is under scrutiny once again as BJP allies JDU and LJP (Ram Vilas) question its effectiveness and call for a government review. Launched in 2022, the Agnipath scheme aimed to reduce the age profile of all three services and manage the long-term pension bill by recruiting soldiers, known as Agniveers, for a short four-year term. This controversial plan has faced opposition and sparked violent protests. In this video, we explore the future of the Agniveer scheme with four pressing questions: Should the scheme be scrapped? Will it be modified? How can the surging defence pensions be managed? Can wars be effectively fought with short-service soldiers? Join Editor News9 Plus Sandeep Unnithan and colleague Aditya Raj Kaul as they discuss these issues with military experts Lt General Vinod Bhatia and Lt General Rakesh Sharma, offering diverse viewpoints on this critical topic.