Navy has shortage of 10,896 personnel: Indian Govt.

The Indian Navy is facing under a shortage of 10,896 personnel including 1,777 officers, according to details provided by the defence ministry in Indian Parliament.

Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt also said 9,119 posts of sailors are lying vacant in the Navy as on October 31.

Further, he said the shortage in the officer-rank is 1,777.

Also, the sanctioned strength of officers and sailors in the Navy is 11,979 and 76,649.

Shri Ajay Bhatt said a total of 323 officers were recruited in 2021 while the number in 2022 was 386.

In 2021, 5,547 sailors were inducted into the Navy. The number in 2022 was 5,171, he added.