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Four steps taken by government to address Indian Army’s ammunition shortage

News:

  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the government has taken steps to mitigate the deficiencies in some of the critical ammunition on priority.

Steps taken:

  • Second Five Year Ammunition Roll on indent for the period 2014-19 has been placed on Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
  • A road map on ammunition has been approved.
  • An institutionalized mechanism in the form of Working Group to review critical items has been set up.
  • Ammunition with recurring large annual training requirement with high cost has been intimated to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and OFB.

Source: ET

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