The ministry stated that Agniveers will be able to work in the air traffic and aircraft technical services, citing the potential.
Amid widespread demonstrations, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation stated on June 18th that it would induct highly skilled, disciplined, and motivated Agniveers into its different services and give them wings to fly.
The news came only days after the Union Defense Ministry launched the Agnipath program on June 14.
“Civil Aviation is looking forward to inducting the highly competent, disciplined, and motivated #Agniveers into its numerous services and gives them wings to fly,” the Ministry posted on Twitter.
The Ministry stated that Agniveers would have prospects in the air traffic and aircraft technical services, citing the opportunities.
The Agniveers can be trained in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul, among other things, according to the Ministry. They (Agniveers) can also help with weather and aviation accident investigations.
The Ministry will equip Agniveers with possibilities such as working as a safety, administrative, financial, IT, and communications personnel. Apart from that, Agniveers will be in charge of the Ministry’s logistics and supply chain management, according to the tweet.
With anti-Agnipath demonstrations sweeping the country, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari hailed the Central government’s decision to reserve seats for Agniveers in the CAPFs and Assam Rifles as a “very positive start” in June.
Instead of resorting to violence, he advised the protesting youth to get “proper information” and have their misgivings about the project explained.
“It’s a huge step forward. This is one guarantee that those who will be leaving the army after four years have been hoping for. I’m confident this will be followed by a slew of other announcements, all of which will undoubtedly address problems raised by young, “Chaudhari stated.