Forces fully equipped, shortages being expeditiously addressed, says Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley admitted Parliament that the armed forces are “fully equipped” to face any possibility in weaponry being “expeditiously addressed”. DM Jaitely further conveyed that, as army concerned they are fully equipped to face any contingency and any deficiencies being expeditiously addressed.

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The Auditor General in a report scheduled previous week conveyed that 55 per cent of ammunition used by the Armed forced would not last long to convene the minimum operational necessities. The reports further stated that for the remaining 45 per cent, Indian Army has stock be put to use for an utmost of 10 days in “intense war”.

Jaitely further added that the report was regarding the deficiency at a significant point of time and “particular steps” have been taken as then. Defence Minister further conveyed that the report was with regard to year 2012-13 and now up to March 2016. With regard to convinced ammunition, the CAG had made an observation. Afterward, steps have been taken by the administration, counting decentralization of power – given to the Vice Chief.

The administration has handed over authorities to the Vice Chief of Army to straight procure 46 types of ammunition to fight short and “intense wars” without going to Ministry. Previous year, emergency procurement of weaponry worth Rs 20,000 crore was cleared following the terror assault in Uri. Jaitley likewise said that while Defense PSUs were adding to safeguard producing, because of India’s security situation the prerequisites were more noteworthy prompting colossal imports.

He said that the Strategic Partnership display presented will help in expanding household producing by including the private division. “So far the framework has been that the DPSUs do most extreme guard producing. That is going on. In any case, another truth is that a considerable measure of gear verifiably has been acquired from outside nations. Today, indigenous substance in hardware changes from 50 for every penny to 85-90 for each penny,” Jaitley said.

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