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Increasing the Strength of Armed Forces

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Government of India

Ministry of Defence

11-December-2013 16:49 IST

Increasing the Strength of Armed Forces

The present strength of the Indian Armed Forces is as under:

Army Navy

(as on 31.10.2013)
Air Force

(as on 01.12.2013)

(as on 01.07.2013)
Other Ranks

(as on 01.10.2013)
Officers Sailors Officers Airmen
38574 1132473 8896 51608 11918 130209

Force accretion of the Armed Forces is an ongoing process dictated primarily by capabilities to be achieved, threat perceptions, prevailing external strategic security environment and emerging technologies. The force accretion programme is being pursued in accordance with the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan and the 12th Defence Plan (2012-2017).

            This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to .Shrimati Jaya Bachchanin Rajya Sabha today.

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