New Delhi, July 02 (KMS): Indian armed forces are facing growing shortage of officers as the trend of abandoning the forces is increasing with each passing day with more than 21,00 officers left the job from 2016 to 2018.

1,148 officers quitted army, followed by 575 officers from the Air Force and 377 from Navy, the government informed the Rajya Sabha.

In a written response to a question on attrition in the three armed forces, Shripad Naik, Minister of State in the Defence Ministry said the Army saw 353 officers leaving the force in 2016, followed by 383 in 2017 and 412 officers in 2018.

In 2016, 186 officers left the Air Force followed by 205 in 2017 and 186 in 2018, he said.

As many as 138 officers left the Navy in 2016 followed by 137 in 2017 and 102 in 2018, the minister said.


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