The primary batch of Agniveers, together with girls candidates, boarded the INS Vikramaditya on Tuesday for his or her coaching on the vessel. Aboard the INS Vikramaditya, they are going to put together mentally and bodily for a life at sea.
INS Vikramaditya is an Indian Navy plane service that was commissioned in November 2013. Initially constructed because the Soviet Navy’s Admiral Gorshkov, the ship was extensively refurbished and modernized in Russia earlier than being transferred to India in 2013. The service is the most important and strongest vessel within the Indian Navy, and is able to carrying a mixture of MiG-29K and Kamov Ka-31 helicopters and anti-submarine warfare and reconnaissance plane.
Final week, the primary batch of Agniveers beneath the Indian Navy handed out on March 28. A complete of two,585 Agniveers (first batch), together with 272 girls, handed out the portals of INS Chilka in Odisha in a first-of-its-kind ceremony. The passing-out parade was reviewed by Chief of Naval Employees Admiral R Hari Kumar.
Final yr, Admiral Hari Kumar had mentioned that ladies trainees would bear the identical rigor as males. He had mentioned that of three,000 complete Agniveers, 341 had been girls and they’d be deployed throughout all branches.
Coaching for the second batch of Agniveers within the Indian Military started on March 1 this yr with 3,020 candidates. The primary batch of Agniveers within the Indian Military started coaching on January 1. They might be imparted fundamental and superior navy coaching over 24-31 weeks.
The Agneepath scheme or Agnipath Yojana was launched on June 14 by the Central Authorities with an goal of encouraging the youth of India to take part and enlist within the armed forces. By means of this authorities scheme, youths between the ages of 17.5 and 21 years can apply for recruitment beneath the Indian Air Power, Indian Military and Indian Navy. Chosen candidates, would earn the title of Agniveer, and would work within the defence sector for 4 years.
As per the federal government, no more than 25 p.c of the overall power of these recruited might be chosen for the everlasting cadre.
Candidates who retire after 4 years won’t be eligible for pension however might be eligible for an quantity of roughly Rs 11.71 lakh on the finish of their respective tenures.