Dept of Military affairs proposes increase in retirement age of senior military officers

New Delhi, Nov 06: The Chief of Defence Staff led department of military affairs has initiated a proposal to raise the retirement age of senior officers in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

A letter issued by the department proposes for the increase in the age of retirement. It said that the retirement of officers upto colonels will be increased to 57 years from the existing 54 years.

In the case of brigadiers the retirement age will be raised to 58 from the current 56. For major generals, the retirement age is proposed at 59 from the existing 59. 

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