Suicides Kill More Army Men than Combat Operations

August 30

437 armed force personnel have committed suicide in the last four years, whereas 237 were killed while fighting enemy either during combat operations against militants or cross border firing, Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, the minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre said the highest proportion of suicide falls in the Army.

92 personnel from the Indian armed forces have committed suicide in 2017 making it among the highest number of suicides in the World Militaries.

The Indian army had the highest suicide number, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha, in a written reply, Zee News had reported.

According to the figures, two officers, and 67 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) and Other Ranks (OR) committed suicide in the Indian Army.

The number of JCOs and ORs who committed suicide was 100 in 2016, 77 in 2015, and 82 in 2014.

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