Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicTour of duty

Topic: tour of duty

How Tour of Duty pilot project became Agnipath, a journey of 254 meetings lasting 750 hours

There has been a focus within military to bring down average age of soldiers, especially within Army, since 1980s, but actual work on it began in 2020, with an idea that germinated in 2019.

‘Tour of Duty’ will expose youth to military life. Don’t let bureaucracy fail it like note ban

With a take home salary of Rs 21,000, armchair bureaucrats have placed an Agniveer, who would stake their life for India, even below a lower division clerk.

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

Army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ proposal is a harebrained idea. Won’t be good for India’s frontline

Shorter training periods for those who will brave bullets is not a good idea. And how will the political leanings of the Army’s ‘agniveers’ be kept in check?

Army’s proposed ‘Tour of Duty’ recruitment model could be expanded to Navy and IAF too

Three-year volunteer scheme is being designed to attract more youth to Army, fill up officers’ vacancies, and reduce ballooning defence pensions.

Army commanders meet in Delhi to discuss India-China tensions, ‘escalatory trends’ at LAC

Second phase of Army Commanders’ Conference has begun in Delhi. Discussion on operational preparedness along LAC, 'Tour of Duty' on the agenda.

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.

On Camera

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War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu set for India visit, to board INS Vikrant on 27 Nov

Lecornu's visit comes at a time when France is offering more Rafale jets to IAF at a reduced cost and higher indigenous content besides the naval version of the aircraft.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.