外文标题：Army's ammunition won't last 20 days of war
NEW DELHI: Even as mortars and guns once again boom along the border with Pakistan, alarm bells continue to clang over the crippling shortage of ammunition reserves in the 1.18-million strong Indian Army.
In a grim reality check in March, TOI had reported that India did not have enough ammunition to undertake a full-blown war with "intense fighting" for even 20 days. Six months down the line, the situation on the ground has not changed much.
Officials, however, contend the Modi government is "fully cognizant" of the "shocking state of affairs". Though "urgent steps" are being taken, it will take time to build up the war wastage reserves (WWR) due to the "long-winded" arms procurement procedures as well as the sluggish performance of the 39 factories under the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), they say.
The WWR, incidentally, should be sufficient for 30 days of "intense" and 30 days of "normal" fighting. With three days of "normal" equal to one of "intense", the WWR should consequently be adequate for 40 days of "intense" fighting.
"But there are deficiencies across the board. The critical ones are for tank and air defence ammunition, anti-tank guided missiles, specialized machine-gun magazines, grenades, mine fuses and the like. Some types of ammunition will not last even a week in a full-fledged war," said a source.
satyanarayana rao (Unknown)
No need to fight for twenty days. One day is enough to finish the war...
You don't need great weapons. Just Drop A "Heat bomb" In Antarctic Ice Shelves. You'll Drown The World.
Is there a real change in how the government was run by Modi and MMS....? I don't think so! Wake up India!
Seems there is nothing call 'classified' in our Nation and Media is also failing to understand that, publishing these news will make our position weak among enemies.
Does that mean if Pakistan fight with India for 40 days, they will take control of our country???
bloggervat (Location) replies to Debarshi
Good point, but problem is Pak doesnt have resource to fight for 1 week. After all they are more corrupt than us in all aspects :D
But if India has ammunition for 20 days, how many days can Pakistan last? 2 days probably.. there lies the question!!
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Pankaj Pandit (Jammu and Kashmir) replies to Abhishek
Raise your hopes....don't think Pakistan is the only Country that India has to set eyes on...we should be enough strong to combat China and America...
Varun Saroha (bangalore)
we dont need enemies when we have a main stream media like these who only knows sensational journalism
Maybe that is the reason india can not reply to pakistan daily firing
Andy L (Telanagana)
Why do we not increase supplies more than 40 days in future. we are surrounded by enemies around us.
Pramod Bhatnagar (West Chester)
This is the shocking state of affairs, the new government has inherited from the outgoing corrupt Congress government. Hope the new government will soon get over the situation.