'India trained 12,920 foreign defence personnel since 2012'
New Delhi, Dec 18: India has trained nearly 13,000 foreign defence personnel at various training academies of the armed forces in the country since 2012 and has spent Rs 595 crore on the programme, the government said today.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said 432 Indian defence personnel have been trained abroad during the same period.
In 2012-13, 3,286 foreign defence personnel were given training in India and this number increased to 3,513 in 2013-14.
It was 3,532 in 2014-15 and the figure for the current financial year stands at 2,589, he said.
The training institutes of the armed forces, include National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy, National Defence College among others.