New Delhi, July 6: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday said it has received 7.5 lakh applications under the “Agnipath” recruitment scheme.
The registration process under the scheme began on June 24 and ended on Tuesday.
After the scheme was unveiled on June 14, violent protests against it rocked several states for nearly a week and various opposition parties demanded its rollback.
“Compared to 6,31,528 applications in the past, which was the highest in any recruitment cycle, this time 7,49,899 applications have been received,” it added.
Under the Agnipath scheme, those aged between 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted into the armed forces for a four-year tenure and 25 per cent of them will be inducted for regular service subsequently.