Agnipath scheme protest LIVE Updates: PM Modi has clarity of vision, ability to take decisions, NSA Doval says


“There is no question of any rollback. This is not a knee-jerk reaction. This has been discussed for decades. In the 1970s, we had the General Krishna Rao Committee of which General Sundarji, General Chhibber were members. They talked about reforming the Army, including the manpower policy, technology and others. Then there was the Arun Singh report in 1989 and then there was a Group of Ministers report … there was Subrahmanyam Committee report, the Kargil Committee report … All these consistently had a refrain go for a younger Army. But there was a problem. While everybody realized that it was necessary, no one had the will and ability to take the risk,” Doval said.





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