New Delhi : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has come to the fore after the uproar across the country after the announcement of the Agneepath scheme. He has described the Agneepath scheme as the need of the hour. Ajit Doval has also spoken on national security issues including the Agneepath scheme. He said that the environment is changing and now the priority is to secure the country. He also said that there is no question of withdrawing the scheme.
In fact, in a conversation with news agency ANI, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said that the environment around India is changing rapidly. Depending on the situation, the structure will have to be changed. The defense sector is improving at every level. The government is buying new weapons for the modernization of the army. We have to make our army a world class army.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Agneepath plan said that what we were doing yesterday, if we continue to do the same in future, it is not necessary that we will be safe. If we want to prepare for tomorrow, we have to change. It was necessary because the environment is changing in India and all around India. He said that change is necessary to prepare for tomorrow. The demand for Agneepath scheme was pending for 22-25 years.
Doval also said that the decision was stalled due to political will. Decisions have to be taken keeping in view the need of the future. Depending on the situation, the structure will have to be changed. The defense sector is improving at every level. The government is buying new weapons for the modernization of the army. We have to make our army a world class army.
Along with this, he also said that there is no question of withdrawing this scheme. He said that Agniveer would never form an entire army. Agniveers who become regular will undergo intensive training. With time they will get experience. He further said that no one is tampering with the concept of the regiment. The regimental system is not over. He said that India has the largest youth population.
It is the highest in the world. 25 percent of the youth in the army will be given a different level of training. The average age of the Indian Army is the highest. Till now there are only 2 to 3 three caste based regiments in the country. Agniveers will be prepared to meet new challenges. The Indian Army has the best assault rifles in the world.