Bihar still continues to dominate when it comes to Forces.Be it Army, Navy or Airforce, the people of Bihar have dedicated their lives whole-heartedly for the nation.
As per a latest report, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continue to lead in the number of Sailors in Navy followed by other north-Indian States.Delhi did not send anyone to the navy in 2008 but its contribution increased marginally to 11 in 2009, 13 in 2010 and seven this year so far. In the last three years, Chandigarh has not sent a single person to the navy.
Every year, the navy receives around 2.8 lakh applications from boys aged between 17 and 21 with science at the higher secondary level, from across the country for non-officer positions out of which around 1.4 lakh are found ineligible. Of the rest, around 40,000 clear the exam. From these, the navy selects 4,000 on merit.
Last year, the Navy recruited 4,469 boys, out of which 949 were from Uttar Pradesh (570) and Bihar (379). Together, Rajasthan and Haryana sent 938 boys to the navy.
Among the coastal states, Orissa and Kerala are major contributors. The total number of recruits has also increased from 2,314 in 2008 to 4,469 in 2010. This year, it has already crossed the 2,161-mark.