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418 India armed forces personnel committed suicide in 4 years

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New Delhi, December 28, 2017 (PPI-OT):A total of 418 Indian armed forces’ personnel committed suicide in last four years, with 335 from Indian army alone, the Indian government informed lower house of parliament, Lok Sabha.

Indian Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre replying to a question in the house said 41,960 of its armed forces personnel have applied for premature retirement from service in the said period. He said 38,953 personnel have sought pre-mature retirement from Army, followed by 2,542 from Air Force and 465 from the Navy.

On the suicide figure, he said 335 Army men, 67 from the IAF and 16 from Navy took the extreme step since 2014. He said 104 Army personnel had committed suicide in 2016 while the number in the current year is 69.

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