Agniveer Amritpal Singh’s death: No military funeral due to suicide, Army explains

Amritpal Singh, a 21-year-old Agniveer recruit from Punjab, died by suicide while on sentry duty in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The soldier was serving with a battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles in the Poonch sector and had only recently commenced active duty. His untimely demise raised questions as he was […]

EXCLUSIVE: Proud to have women Agniveers onboard , Vice Chief of the Naval Staff- Vice Admiral SN Ghormade

On the occasion of 74th Republic Day, Vice chief of Naval staff, Vice Admiral SN Ghormade  speaks to The New Indian about his vision for Navy, infusion of “Nari Shakti” in its ranks, the utility of having Agniveers, becoming AatmaNirbhar(self-reliant), and the crucial role India plays in providing stability and peace in the Indian Ocean […]

Air Force To Induct 10% Females Under Agniveer Scheme, Says IAF Chief

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari announced that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct 10 per cent of females under the Agniveer Scheme.

Agniveer Recruitment: Satpal Maharaj Points Out Discrepancies; Requests Investigation

Pointing out ‘discrepancies’ in the ongoing Agniveer recruitment rally in the state, Uttarakhand tourism and culture minister Satpal Maharaj has requested the centre to conduct an investigation into the matter. “Due to many discrepancies, the youth of Uttarakhand are returning home disappointed. Therefore, this recruitment to be done under the Agniveer scheme should be investigated,” […]

TMC To Demand Suspension Of Agnipath In Defence Committee Meet

KOLKATA: Expressing concerns, Trinamool Congress (TMC) will demand suspension of the Agnipath Scheme at Parliament Advisory Committee for Defence scheduled on July 8. Sources in TMC told The New Indian that they are not alone as opposition parties will close ranks to strongly oppose the scheme in the meeting. Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy has […]

PM Only Listens To His Friends: RG Takes Potshots At Govt

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Friday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he said that he is not ready to understand what the people of the country want. Embattled former Congress president, who appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three consecutive days in connection with the National Herald case, alleged that PM […]

Agnipath Could Be India’s Answer To Future Of Warfare

Out of the stated highlights of the Agnipath Scheme, to me, the two big ones are: A) 25% of the top performers at the end of their 4-year stint get a chance to enrol in the Indian Army. That is a decent proposition, considering that only the best of all the regular applicants to the […]