Indian Army mulls to recruit civilians for 3-year ‘Tour of Duty’

The Indian Army is considering a proposal to attract young working professionals to join the force for a three-year tenure as officers and in other ranks for a variety of roles. The ‘Tour of Duty (ToD) for three years is being mulled in the wake of “resurgence of nationalism and patriotism” in the country. 

The proposal is stated to be an attempt to tap the feeling of the youths who do not want to join the Army as a profession but wish to experience military life for a temporary duration. The “game-changing” proposal is being examined by top commanders of the Army. 

“If approved it will be a voluntary engagement and there will be no dilution in selection criteria. Initially, 100 officers and 1,000 men are being considered for recruitment as part of test-bedding of the project,” Spokesperson of the Army Col Aman Anand was quoted as saying by the PTI.

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