‘Agnipath’ transformative policy: PM Modi to first batch of ‘Agniveers’
   Date :17-Jan-2023

PM Modi to first batch of ‘Agniveers’  
Delhi Bureau and Agencies
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the first batch of ‘Agniveers’ on being the pioneers of the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, asserting that it is a transformative policy and a game changer in strengthening the Armed Forces and making them future-ready. Virtually addressing the new recruits, he said this “path-breaking” scheme will further empower women.
According to an official statement, the Prime Minister said the young ‘Agniveers’ will make the Armed Forces more youthful and tech-savvy. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called the ‘Agnipath’ scheme one of the “most important and unprecedented reforms” in the Armed Forces.
Addressing the ‘Agniveers’, the Prime Minister said technologically-advanced soldiers will play a “key role” in our Armed Forces, and added that the current generation of youth especially has this potential and ‘Agniveers’ will play a leading role in the forces in the times to come. The Prime Minister said “new India” is filled with renewed
vigour and efforts are underway to modernise the armed forces and make them ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant). “In the 21st century, the way wars are fought is changing,” he said, speaking about the new fronts of contactless warfare and challenges of cyber warfare. Lauding the potential of ‘Agniveers’, he said their spirit is reflective of the bravery of the Armed Forces which has always kept the flag of the nation flying high. The experience they will acquire through this opportunity will be a source of pride for life.”