1.It's widely reported that IA is facing shortage of commisioned officer in the range of 10-15k.Isn't the IMA producing enough officers?And if so,what might be the reason? 2.If the IMA route is getting to be inadequate,then can't the IA promote more of enlisted soldiers to that level?I mean aren't there 10000 graduate soldiers among the 1.2 million strong Indian Army? 3.In our Army,there are much more casualties among the commissioned officers compared to the US and NATO Armies,the reason being said to be that IA officers lead from the front;while it sounds good to hear,don't you think that the office' protection of should be of utmost priority because who would lead the man if the officer is killed during the earlier period of operation??Just curious. 4.What is the average training period of a frontline infantry soldier?And a few months ago a retired Colonel (forgot his name) told that the training of soldiers get hampered due to lack of ammo resulting from budgetery issues-was he talking about artillery and tank ammo only or small arms ammo as well?? *************************** I received this query. What is your views and comments?