While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Defence Minister has given a detailed report in written reply of present strength of the Indian Armed Forces.
Increasing the strength of armed forces
The present strength of the Indian Armed Forces is as under:
(as on 31.10.2013)
(as on 01.12.2013)
(as on 01.07.2013)
(as on 01.10.2013)
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).
Source : PIB