There is more to the manpower shortage in the Army than meets the eye. The current shortage of 12,586 officers is among the lower ranks of the Captain and Major, which form the backbone and first line of defence of the Army.
Nalin Mehta, award-winning social scientist, journalist and author. He is currently associate professor with Shiv Nadar University, consulting editor with The Times of India and editor of the international journal South Asian History and Culture (Routledge) as well as the Routledge ‘South Asian History and Culture’ book series. He has previously been managing editor and channel head, Headlines Today (India Today Group), adjunct professor at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and held senior positions with the Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland, and UNAIDS.