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Indian Army facing officer shortage

UNI  Puducherry, August 19, 2011
First Published: 22:00 IST(19/8/2011) | Last Updated: 22:01 IST(19/8/2011)

Indian Army has been facing a shortage of 22 to 24% in the officer ranks, according to Lt General Mukesh Sabharwal, Adjutant General of the Indian Army.


Addressing a press conference  after handing over the formal admission certificates to the army officers selected for various courses in Pondicherry University, he said the new Officers Training Academy at Gaya in Bihar would reduce this to a certain extent.

But it would still take time to increase the number, he added.

Eleven army personnel have been selected for admission in various courses like Ph D in Management, Mass Communication and Education, South Asian studies and MBA in International Business under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Integrated Headquarters of Army, Ministry of Defence and the Pondicherry University.

Lt General Sabharwal said Indian Army was fully geared up to face any situation along the border, which is live due to terrorist operations.

He said Indian Army remains intact despite the proxy war going on for many decades and ensure the country sleeps peacefully.

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