Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Shortage of Soldiers in Armed Forces

The shortage of soldiers in the three Armed Forces is given as under:
Officers:
Army
(as on 1.1.2017)
Navy
(as on January, 2017)
Air Force
(as on 7.4.2017)
7986
1256
Nil

JCOs / Other Ranks  & Equivalent:
Army
(as on 1.1.2017)
Navy
(as on January, 2017)
Air Force
(as on 1.3.2017)
25472*
12785
13614

* Against this deficiency, 78205 recruits are under training. As such there is no significant problem of shortage in other ranks in Army.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Shankarbhai N Vegadin Rajya Sabha.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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