In our Defence, Ep 10 | Tour of Duty: A preposterous proposal?

The Army is interested in using Tour of Duty to increase recruitment. The episode dives into the details of the proposal, debating if it is an ill-judged idea. Tune in!


Short-term recruitment of jawans into the three services of the armed forces for a period of four years, known as Tour of Duty (ToD), is slated to begin soon.

With no military recruitment taking place for nearly two years, there has been tremendous fear among the youth of those places where traditional recruiting is the cornerstone. The Covid pandemic was believed to be the reason behind the delay.

Is ToD, however, a viable concept? What factors go into determining the size of the army? How different is it from the short service commission?

Our host Dev Goswami and "Def-Savvy" Abhishek Bhalla, editor of India Today TV's defence and strategic affairs, discuss in this episode of In Our Defence.

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Produced by Anna PriyadarshiniSound mix by Kapil Dev Singh