Present Strength of Indian Armed Force

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:
Army
Navy
(as on 31.10.2013)
Air Force
(as on 01.12.2013)
Officers
(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).

Source : PIB

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