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Army Short of 10000 Officers

JULY 24, 2015

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Army Short of 10000 Officers

 Army Short of 10000 Officers

The Indian Army faces a shortfall of nearly 10,000 officers while the Navy is short of about 1,800 officers. 644 officers have taken premature retirement from the Army since 2012 while for the Navy, the figure was 343 while for the Air Force, it was 441, as per the Defence Ministry.


Some major reasons for the shortage in armed forces include a rise authorised strength and the availability of alternative career avenues. Stringent selection criteria and difficult service conditions, coupled with perceived high degree of risk, are also responsible for it.


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