Kangana Ranaut defends Agnipath scheme, appreciates govt

By Shgun S -- June 18, 2022 4:00 pm -- Updated:June 18, 2022 4:01 pm

Mumbai, June 18: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Saturday defended the new Agnipath scheme for recruitment into the Armed forces and "appreciated the government for taking these initiatives".

The 'Dhaakad' actor shared a story on her Instagram handle on Saturday and wrote: "Many nations like Israel have made army training compulsory for all their youth, few years everyone gives to the army to learn life values like discipline, nationalism and what it means to guard your country's borders, #agneepathscheme has deeper meanings than just getting building careers, employment or making money..."

Kangana, who has been vocal a supporter of the ruling BJP and central government, compared the newly launched Agnipath scheme to that of the selection process of the traditional Gurukul systems.

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"In the olden days everyone went to Gurukul. It's almost like that it's just that they getting paid to do it, shocking percentage of youth that's getting destroyed in drugs and PUBg needs these reforms...appreciate the government for taking these initiatives," Kangana said.

Central Government on June 14 unveiled the new Agnipath scheme for recruitment into the three branches of the armed forces, on a short-term basis.

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Indian Army aspirants have been protesting across the country against the scheme which advocated employing personnel for a four-year period in the armed forces, followed by mandatory retirement for at least 75% of them without any pension benefits.

Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut will next be seen in the film 'Tejas,' in which she plays an Indian Airforce Officer.

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