Within 24 hours of announcing new so called path breaking reforms termed Agnipath Scheme Government bowed down to spreading protest against it by relaxing age rules for the first year of the recruitment in the so called Agnipath scheme not only shows that BJP led Central Government has nit learned lesson from its Farm laws Debacle.
Though Farm laws was indeed progressive reform but government had to relent and bow down to protestors demand as UP elections where around the corner.
Among the state legislative elections no other state holds so much importance than Uttar Pradesh as its the state which sends 89 MP's to Lok Sabha.
The important lesson from Farm laws debacle was -you may have brute majority in Lok Sabha but u still need to bring ground awareness and make people understand the government move. The fact that Yesterday COAS General Manoj Pande saying on camera that youth's of the country have not fully understood the Agnipath scheme shows that the press conference by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and all the 3 service cheif's failed in its objective.
Whether you like it or not the raging protest by Army aspirants across states is justified.
In reality Agnipath scheme is nothing but euphemism for legalized Use And Throw Youths scheme.
Wars are always won in strategy room only its manifestation is on ground.And like everything else in life Conflict needs to be studied and weaknesses and gaps filled up.
The entire world has taken note of how Russia has failed to materalize its massive weaponary against an inferior military force of Ukraine. It has shown to the world that how conscripts can never hold ground howsoever advanced weapons they are equipped with.
Even the Russians have never learnt their lesson from their Afganistan debacle which eventually led to disintegration of Russia predecessor USSR .
Contrary to widely public opinion for Indian soldiers it's their paltan ki izzat which matters more than anything else including love for the country.Regimentation system is the best legacy left behind by Britishers apart from Civil Service,Judiciary and Railways.
One of the many reasons why we never faced military coup was combination of all the above legacy left behind by Britishers (not including Railways in this).
Recruiting youths at ripe age of 17 to 21 years and giving them retirement after 4 years is not only cruel joke but government is ruining the future prospects of the country.
As soon as the Agnipath scheme was announced the Chairman of Central Association of Private Security Industry K .Vikram Singh wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi congratulating him for this so call bold reforms which is nothing but an organized use and throw away youth prime years policy.
Below is the image of the letter
Contrary to the claims of the self proclaimed scholar Generals this scheme will put the youths who are not retained after 4 years in lurch and these youths will be at the mercy of corporates like private security agencies. For first they wont have a degree as the years when youth earn college degree these boys will be on fronts.
Howsoever euphemism government may publicize the accessibility of digital media has nade countrymen more informed. They can see through government lies.
The fact that based on criteria which will range over many stuffs including performance for deciding which lot of these so called Agniveers will be recruited for permanent comissionn will increase sycophancy and give rise to boot licking and will produce only paper tigers.
The fact that it took our Army 72 years to realize they need light tanks to fight the Chinese should push comes to shove shows us that promotion policy in our Armed Forces is flawed.
Its high tine that the intellectual veterans come forward and start a vigorous campaign to force government to roll back this suicidal reform.
With this Agnipath scheme Government has prepared for our next defeat in war which will be 2 front war against Chinese and our old nemesis Pakistanis.Don't forget that these 3 men in below pic.They are responsible for our next defeat.