The first batch of Agniveer soldiers, under the Agnipath scheme, during the oath taking ceremony, in Patna on June 17.
The cadets completed 24 weeks of training.
Cadets during the first batch of Agniveers of the AOC Centre Agniveer Attestation and passing out parade, in Secunderabad.
Colonel of the Bihar Regiment, Manoj Natarajan inspects guard of honour of first batch of Agniveer soldiers during the oath taking ceremony, in Patna on June 17.
Agnipath Scheme is a short-term recruitment of soldiers below the rank of commissioned officers into the three services of the armed forces. All recruits will be hired only for a four-year period.
Personnel recruited under this system are to be called Agniveers. The introduction of the scheme has been criticised for lack of consultation and public debate.
The scheme was implemented in September 2022. This scheme will bypass many things including long tenures, pension and other benefits which were there in the old system.