23,075 personnel rendered disabled in wars: Govt

New Delhi: A total of 23,075 personnel have been rendered disabled while performing duties in the different wars fought by the country, the government said Monday.

"There are 23,075 such personnel who were disabled in wars and are granted war injury pension and retirement gratuity," Defence Minister A K Antony said answering a question in the Lok Sabha.

To another query, the minister said in the last four years, 64 trainee officers were expelled from their respective academies due to injuries received by them during training.

Of the officers, 62 were in Army's training academies whereas none of the IAF cadets was expelled in the same period on account of injuries.

Replying to another question, Antony said some personnel of the armed forces have been arrested recently on charges of passing unauthorised information and documents to foreign intelligence officials.

He added that preventive measures based on the modus operandi of the hostile forces are enforced and the counter intelligence set-up of the armed forces is synergised on regular basis to meet the challenges.