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Agnipath to modernise army, enhance skills: Governor

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 | PNS | Dehradun

The General Officer Commanding (GoC) of 14 infantry division, ‘Rapid’, Major General G S Chaudhary met the governor of Uttarakhand Lieutenant General (retd) Gurmit Singh at Raj Bhawan on Tuesday and gave him a presentation on the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the armed forces. In the presentation, the GoC threw light on the background, action plan and benefits of the scheme. He said that the notification of the Agnipath scheme has been issued by the Indian Army. The GoC Maj Gen Chaudhary said that the youths have a golden opportunity to become Agniveers. He claimed that the Agnipath scheme is a big step forward in further strengthening the security of the country. The GoC opined that apart from modernisation many new changes would be visible in the Army after the Agnipath scheme. 

Praising the presentation of the GoC the governor said that the number of the youngsters in the armed forces of the country would increase with the Agnipath scheme. It would also help in developing the skills and modernisation within the armed forces of the country. He also opined that many new changes would be visible with the scheme which would be in the interest of the armed forces of the country. The governor said that the Agnipath would prove to be an important step in the direction of strengthening the security of the country and nation building. The additional secretary Swati S Bhadauria, Col Vikrant Mehta and others were present on the occasion.

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