Monday, August 2, 2010

'Shortage of over 14,000 officers in defence services'

New Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI) The three defence services are facing a shortage of 14,244 officers and the Coast Guard was short of 679 officers and over 2,500 personnel below officer rank, the Lok Sabha was informed today."The shortage of officers is around 11,500 in the Army, 1,507 in Navy and 1,237 in the Air Force," Defence Minister A K Antony said in reply to a query.He added that the shortage of officers was "partly attributable to accretions from time to time, tough selection procedures, difficult service conditions coupled with perceived high degree of risk involved in recruitment and training.


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