Indian Armed Forces Face Shortage of 9362 Officers
Minister of State for Defence announced that approx. 9362 seats are vacant in the Indian Armed Forces. Out of which 7476 are lying vacant in Indian Army, 621 in Indian Air Force and around 1265 in Indian Navy. In his written response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the minister also said that for “airmen, sailors, junior commissioned officers and other ranks”, there are 97,177 vacant posts in the Army, 11,166 vacant posts in the Navy and 4,850 vacant posts in the IAF.
In his response, he said that the Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages. These include sustained image protection, participation in career fairs and exhibition and publicity campaigns to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career in Indian Armed Forces.
The information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Rakesh Sinha in Rajya Sabha.