Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicArmy recruitment

Topic: army recruitment

Crushed dreams, low morale, pressure from home — Why many army hopefuls in Bihar are anti-Agnipath

While some say their ‘army dream’ was about prestige and pride, for many hailing from poor families, a job in the armed forces came with the promise of financial security.

‘Overage’ at 21, rural India’s Army aspirants are running for their lives — and out of time

Making a living, manliness, marriage — all hinges on the Army for many in Rajasthan and Haryana’s military-obsessed belts. But no recruitments in 2 years means boys are aging out.

Jawans hired under Army’s Tour of Duty scheme will struggle for jobs, face uncertain future

In his first year, a Tour of Duty recruit, at best, will learn how to hold a rifle, bear abuse and give guard duty

3-yr ‘Tour of Duty’ for jawans — govt to roll out new recruitment process, not for officers

Tour of Duty, likely to be implemented on trial basis first, aims to reduce burden of pay rises & pensions. Effort also on to make short service commissions more attractive to officers.

Merit must be the benchmark for armed forces’ hiring, not Recruitable Male Population Index

The demand of an Ahir Regiment is a reflection of the existing system that still carries some of the legacies of discrimination practised by the British.

Modi govt & armed forces should cut personnel by another 10%, not recruit to fill ‘deficit’

We're using quantity to compensate for quality, and India’s defence budget can't increase too much. Army has a chance to bring about long-term reforms.

CBI books 6 Lt Col-ranked officers, others in Army recruitment scam

The agency said it has booked 23 Army personnel and civilians, including relatives of officers, for allegedly demanding bribes and facilitating bribery.

Army’s Tour of Duty ill-conceived. Neo-nationalism will only create political militias

Leaked report of Army's internal study of a recruitment plan is basically military hierarchy using media as a sounding board for its ‘hunch and gut’ ideas.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.