Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on June 14, approved the Agnipath  scheme under which the youngsters will be provided with an opportunity  to serve in the regular cadre of the Armed Forces.

The Agnipath model envisages the recruitment of personnel below officer  rank (PBOR) in the Army, Air Force, and Navy for four years, including  six months of training.

Soldiers recruited under the Agnipath model will be called as 'Agniveers'.

The Agniveers will form a distinct rank in the three services, and will also wear a distinct insignia as part of their uniform.

Women will also be inducted into armed forces under Agnipath scheme, added the Navy chief.

The 'Agniveers' will be given a good pay package and an exit retirement  package after a service of four years," said Defence Minister Rajnath  Singh.