India officer 'commits suicide'
Indian troops have been fighting militants in Kashmir since 1989
A woman officer belonging to the Indian army has committed suicide in the Jammu region of Indian-administered Kashmir, the police said.
Captain Megha Razdan took her life by hanging herself at her home in a cantonment area in Jammu, police said.
She left a suicide note, police said. The army has launched an investigation into her death.
There has been a sharp rise in suicides in India's army - more than 100 soldiers took their lives last year.
Last June, another woman officer, Lieutenant Sushmita Chakraborty, shot herself dead at Udhampur, the Indian amry's northern command headquarters.
Analysts say the million-strong force is under tremendous stress.
Though it has not fought a full-blown war in decades, the force is bogged down in fighting domestic insurgencies, guarding restive borders and sometimes quelling civilian rioting.
Most experts attribute the growing stress to low morale, bad service conditions, lack of adequate home leave, unattractive pay and a communication gap with superiors.
Family problems are also attributed as one of the reasons leading to an inccreasing number of suicides.