外文标题：India faces severe ammunition shortage, can fight war for only 20 days: CAG
NEW DELHI: India cannot fight a war beyond 15-20 days due to crippling shortages in its ammunition stocks. To add to its woes, the home-grown Tejas light combat aircraft is still nowhere near being combat-ready despite being in the making for over 30 years.
This grim reality of the critical shortfall in ammunition reserves adversely impacting the operational readiness of the 1.18-million Army as well as the problems dogging the Tejas fighter, which has led to a sharp fall in the number of IAF fighter squadrons, has been repeatedly highlighted by TOI.
Stocking of 125 of the 170 different types of ammunition was not enough for even 20 days of war-fighting or "minimum acceptable risk level" requirements. "Further, in 50% of the types of ammunition, the holding was critical or less than 10 days in March 2013," said CAG.
The situation has not changed much since then. As reported by TOI, the approved Army "ammunition roadmap" holds the desired 40-day WWR will only be possible by 2019, which as things stand now does not seem achievable.
Sesha Sai Prasad Palapparthy ()
THe paper lost senses. Dont even know what to publish and what not to. Idiots
Such type of news should not be made public as it may tarnish the image of the country and its defense forces.
Samrat Majumdar ()
I think world will be a better place without weapons. War hardly brings peace.
Blame it on us for voting Congress for 5 decades..... Over and above these statements are made public?? For Pakistan to attack...
Amit Deoli (Delhi)
Gift of congress
raochandra72 (florida usa)
HOPE There is no shortage of stones & sticks!!! Shame, 67 years of Independence!! DEFENSE personnel will be cannon fodder for enemy attacks. What is the GOVT's response?? MUM???
every year in the past 30% of budget allocated to military no one knows where that mony went
if we just could have a strong military complex of private defense companies we wouldn't have required to read this news