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Indian army reform goes badly among young people

2022-08-19T14:42:00.385Z

ANALYSIS – After suspending the competition because of the Covid in 2020 and 2021, the government decreed a much more difficult reform of the recruitment of young soldiers.



In Delhi

Training is coming to an end at the Rajiv-Gandhi Stadium in Rohtak.

Arranged in a circle, about fifty young people reproduce the gestures of their coach.

Sandeep Pannu, a former soldier whom everyone calls

“Pannu, Sir”,

does stretches and yoga poses in front of his students.

The two-hour session started at sunrise, at 5:30 a.m., like every day.

Everyone here shares the same dream: to pass the competition to become an infantryman in the Indian army.

All of them have been preparing for the tests for two to three years at a small private training center, the Mission Defense Academy, which accommodates them, trains them for three hours a day and trains them for the written tests.

Each year, between 3 and 3.5 million young Indians try their luck in the competition.

Less than 2% is allowed.

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But for two years, discontent has been rising among the candidates.

The central government first suspended the contest because of Covid in 2020 and 2021 for health reasons.

Then, on June 14th...

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Source: lefigaro

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