Implications of India’s Agnipath Scheme for Recruitment of Soldiers for Nepal’s Gurkhas
By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Despite the scheme having major implications for Nepal and Nepal-India relations, India hardly consulted Kathmandu while devising the plan.
New Military Recruitment Scheme Roils India
By Kavita Chowdhury
Under the scheme, soldiers recruited to non-officer ranks will serve for four years only and be denied pension.
Protests Rage Over India’s New Military Recruitment Policy
By Ashok Sharma
By retiring new recruits within four years, the government is hoping to avoid paying them a pension, which is a major drain on the military budget.