New Delhi: The process of registration in the Indian Air Force under the Agnipath scheme brought in by the Modi government at the Centre concluded on Tuesday. Amidst controversies and protests, the applicants have broken all records. A total of 7.5 lakh youth have applied for induction into the Air Force under the scheme. Let us know that the process of registration was started on June 24, 10 days after the centre started the Agnipath scheme.
According to the Indian Air Force, the highest number of applications in any recruitment process was 6,31,528, which have overtaken under the Agnipath scheme this year. A total of 7,49,899 applications have been received. The IAF tweeted on Tuesday, "The process of online registration conducted by IAF for #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme has been completed. As against 6,31,528 applications in the past, 7,49,899 applications have been received this time. This number is the highest.''
Such a large number of applications have come despite protests launched in different parts of the country against the Agnipath scheme. Let us know that Rahul Gandhi, the former president of the country's oldest political party congress, has so far been strongly opposing the scheme and demanding the centre to withdraw the scheme. While the record-breaking application shows that the opposition to the scheme was only political, it had nothing to do with the youth.