Trains set on fire in India military hiring protests – BBC News

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Several states across India have seen huge protests against a government plan to hire soldiers on fixed rather than permanent contracts.

Under the scheme – successful candidates will join the armed services for four years, after which only a quarter of them will be retained

Protesters say the government’s plan will reduce their chances of getting permanent military jobs, which guarantee fixed salaries and pensions.

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