418 armed forces personnel committed suicide in last four years: Indian Defense Ministry

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Delhi: Indian defense ministry has informed the Lok Sabha that, a total of 418 armed forces personnel have committed suicide in last four years.

Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre has said that 335 Army men, 67 from Indian Air Force and 16 Navy personnel took the extreme step since 2014.

Replying to a question Bhamre also said that 41,960 armed forces personnel have applied for premature retirement from service in last four years.

He further added that a maximum of 104 Army personnel had committed suicide in 2016 while the number in the current year is 69.

“Some of the reasons for committing suicide are family issues/domestic problems, marital discord, perceived grievances and personal issues,” he said.

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