Agniveer will not be able to become a rioter
Along with this, Lieutenant General Anil Puri said that those running the coaching institute have instigated the students to protest against Agneepath. He said that the person becoming Agniveer will give an affidavit that he has not done any demonstration or sabotage. No one will join the army without police verification. Puri said that the youth should be physically ready, so that they can join and train with us.
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Youth will have to give affidavit
The army official said that, we had not anticipated the recent violence over this plan. There is no place for indiscipline in the armed forces. All have to give in writing that they were not involved in any kind of arson/violence. Puri informed that every candidate appearing in the recruitment will have to give an affidavit that he did not take part in any demonstration, no case was registered. These provisions have been made.
Pay Allowance over existing jawans
In the press conference, Puri told the youth that ‘the youth who are wandering here and there should not waste their time because it is not easy for anyone to pass the physical test. He is requested to focus his full attention on the Tests to be held in the next months. Lt Gen Anil Puri said that we should take advantage of the demographic dividend. There is a need for youth in the army. Young people have enthusiasm and passion. Anil Puri said that Agniveer will get more than what the jawans are getting today.
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Our aim is to bring down the average age of the army: Anil Puri
Anil Puri said- The three army chiefs and the CDS together saw the average age of the armies of all the countries of the world. The process of change in the army is going on since 1989. The average age of the army was 32 years, our target was to bring it down to 26. We need youth in the army. We also need consciousness along with passion.