Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this week announced an overhaul of recruitment for India's 1.38 million-strong armed forces, looking to bring down the average age of personnel and reduce pension expenditure.
Police reimposed a nighttime curfew on Friday in the Western Province, which includes the capital Colombo, slightly expanding the zone's circumference from the prior night.
Many potential recruits and thousands of young men took to the streets on Friday, with protests turning violent in at least three Indian states.
Undeterred by nationwide protests, accompanied by arson and vandalism in some states, India’s armed forces have decided to go ahead with the Narendra Modi regime’s new recruitment policy. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced the policy earlier this month after discussions with the chiefs of the Army, the Navy and
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