§ 4. Major POLE
asked the Secretary of State for India the number of Indian company officers posted to the eight units set aside for Indianisation in the Indian Army; and if he will give information showing the period which must elapse before any appreciable number of the senior among these company officers will be eligible for promotion to company commanders?
§ Mr. BENN
According to the October issue of the Indian Army List, the number is 65, seven of whom are Captains. In present circumstances, it will probably be about five years before an appreciable number of Indian officers have been appointed company commanders, but this must be a rough estimate as these appointments depend upon the occurrence of vacancies.