August 17, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: More soldiers of India’s forces have been killed by themselves than by anyone else. It is learnt from media reports that a total of 437 armed force personnel have committed suicide in the last four years against 237 killed during “combat operations” which include cross border firing and even aircraft crash.
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.
In last four years, 340 armymen, 18 personnel from the Navy and 79 defence personnel from the IAF have committed suicide.
Number of suicides continues unabated in the armed forces despite successive government claiming to have taken several measures to reduce the stress level among soldiers, notes The Week.
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