Sunday, May 10, 2015
India Is Short Of Ammunition-TOI
According to Times of India that state can not fight war beyond 15-20 days due to shortage of ammunition. The home-grown Tejas light combat aircraft is still nowhere near being combat-ready despite being in the making for 30 years. The grim reality of critical shortfall in ammunition reserve is adversely impacting the operational readiness of Indian Army as well as the problems dogging the Tejas fighter, which has led to a sharp fall in the number of Indian Air Force fighter squadrons. It was made official by Auditor General of India. In reports tabled in Parliament, the audit watchdog attacked the Tejas Mark-1 jet for being just about 35 % indigenous and falling short on as many as 53 technical requirements greatly reducing its capabilities and survivability in combat. Stocking of 125 of the 170 different types of ammunition was not enough for even 20 days war-fighting or minimum acceptable risk level requirements. Further in 50 % of the ammunition the holding was critical or less than 10 days.