Indian Army not facing any shortage of arms: army chief

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-10 15:08:20|Editor: Zhou Xin
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NEW DELHI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said Friday that the armed force is not facing any shortage of arms, contrary to claims of top government auditor.

"The Army has no shortage of arms. But we have to keep modernising weapons, arms as the technology is upgrading, and we are trying to bring in new and modernised technique ones in our Army," he told the media in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

In June this year, the country's independent Comptroller and Auditor General claimed that the Indian Army has just 10 days of ammunition left to fight a full-fleged war.

In a report, tabled in the Indian Parliament, the apex auditor had also criticised the Ordnance Factory Board for inadequate quality of ammunition supplied to the Indian Army since March 2013.

However, a week later, then Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said "The armed forces are fully equipped to face any contingency and any shortage of ammunition would be expeditiously made up".