Indian Armed forces Facing a Shortage of Over 9000 Officers amid conflict with Pak and China.

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The Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force are facing a shortage of more than 9,000 officers amid conflict with Pak and China. For more details read this blog by Major Kalshi Classes, Allahabad. Over the years, the Indian Armed Forces have been increasing the strength of its soldiers and the number of officers. But in the recent survey, it was found that the Indian Armed Forces of India are short of about 9362 officers and about 1.13 lakh soldiers. This shortcoming is not in any one area, but this data is Defence forces of India combined in the Indian Airforce, Indian Army, and Indian Navy.

Indian Armed Forces facing a shortage of officers:-

The details obtained from the survey conducted by the Indian government revealed that there is a shortage of more than 9362 officers in the three Defence services of India. Along with the officers, there is a requirement of 1.13 lakh soldiers in the Indian Defence Forces. Let us know how many soldiers and how many officers are required in each team of the Indian Army.

The question was put before the Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt in the Rajya Sabha that how many officers and soldiers are there in the Indian Army at present. So in response to this question, he said that at present there is a total shortage of 97177 soldiers including about 7476 officers and junior commissioned officers.

According to the data provided by Bhatt in the Rajya Sabha in the same discussion, there is a shortage of 1265 officers and about 11166 sailors in the Navy. Whereas in the Indian Air Force also the total number of vacancies of officers is 621 and Airmen is 4850.

In this discussion of the Rajya Sabha, it has been said by the Defence Ministers that the government is working to fill these vacant posts. Very soon the number of vacancies in the Indian Armed Forces will be filled.

Current Number of Soldiers in Armed Forces:-

In a recent survey, it has been seen that the Indian Armed Forces has reached the fourth position among the strongest armed forces in the world. We have achieved this position after leaving behind the armed forces of China and it has happened because, for the last several years, indigenous weapons and weapons equipped with advanced types of technology are being used to strengthen the Indian armed force. Let us know that at present, how many officers and soldiers are working in the three parties of the Indian Armed Forces.

  • In the statement given by the Defence Minister of the State, it has been told that at present 53569 officers and 11,35799 soldiers are serving in the Indian Army contingent.
  • At present, the number of 11100 officers and 63515 sailors are available in the Indian Navy.
  • In his statement, he also said that the strength of 12048 soldiers and 138792 airmen is available in the Indian Air Force.

Till January 1, 2018, the official number of officers in the Indian Army was 49933. Whereas at that time the total number of officers working was only 42635. According to a report, the total number of officers in the Indian Navy team is 11352. The number of officially posted officers is only 9746. Along with this, the total number in the Indian Air Force is also 12558. In this sector also 152 posts are yet to be filled. Similarly, 7298 posts are yet to be filled in the Indian Army.

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