The current generation of youth especially has this potential, and so the Agniveers will play a leading role in our armed forces in the times to come, says PM Modi
Efforts are underway to modernise our armed forces as well as make them Aatmanirbhar, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday while addressing the first batch of Agniveers.
While discussing the challenges of new fronts of contactless warfare, PM Modi said that technologically-advanced soldiers will play a key role in our armed forces.
In a virtual address, he highlighted that this transformative policy will be a game changer in strengthening our Armed Forces and making them future-ready for the challenges that lie ahead.
The Prime Minister affirmed that the young Agniveers will make the Armed Forces more youthful and tech-savvy.
Hailing the potential of Agniveers, he said that their spirit is reflective of the bravery of the armed forces which has always kept the flag of the nation flying high. He said that the experience they will acquire through this opportunity will be a source of pride for life.
The Prime Minister said, “New India is filled with renewed vigour, and efforts are underway to modernise our armed forces as well as make them Aatmanirbhar.” He further said, the way wars are fought in the 21st century is changing.
He added the current generation of youth especially has this potential, and so the Agniveers will play a leading role in our armed forces in the times to come.
The PM also spoke about how the scheme will further empower women. He expressed happiness at how women Agniveers are adding pride to the Naval forces and said that he looks forward to seeing women Agniveers in all three forces.
The Prime Minister also recalled how women are leading armed forces on various fronts, citing examples of female soldiers posted in Siachen and women driving modern fighter planes.
Modi said that getting posted in different regions will give them an opportunity to get diverse experiences and that they should try to learn different languages and also about different cultures and ways of living.
He said that teamwork and honing leadership skills will add a new dimension to their personality. He exhorted Agniveers to remain curious about learning new things while simultaneously working on bettering their skills in the fields of their choice.