The Agnipath Scheme regretfully only caters for truncated training. It excludes skilling through weapon/ tactical courses. Limited time availability forecloses the benefits of education as a way of life for Agniveers. It thus puts a serious question mark on their operational usefulness.
“Major (later Brig.) Ranbir lost eight dead, 26 injured. Pakistan left behind 24 dead, many injured. Several Pakistanis tried to swim across the Ravi with a few getting drowned. Post war, the enemy was rendered hors de combat — unfit for battle.”
"Readers will of course wonder how Chindia; the clever marketing buzzword of 2008 vintage has come down to street-fighter like slugfests and stone throwing with both sides soldiers carrying weapons sheathed and with barrels pointing downward; having last fired weapons in anger 45 years ago"