Audit Report On Ammo Shortage Factually Wrong, Says Nirmala Sitharaman


Audit Report On Ammo Shortage Factually Wrong, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Uttarlai Air Pressure foundation currently

Barmer:  Dismissing the CAG report, which said that the defence forces had ammunition that could very last for 20 days in the function of a war, as “factually erroneous”, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman currently asserted there was no dearth of weapons with the defence forces.

Information have been erroneous and it was unwanted to discussion on the issue, she explained to reporters.

“Right after taking the demand of defence ministry, I have talked about the issue with senior officers and industry experts. Buying weapons…is a continual process,” she said.

The Comptroller and Auditor Standard (CAG), in its report tabled in Parliament not too long ago, had said that the defence forces had ammunition that could very last for 20 days in the function of a war, as an alternative of the bare minimum need of 40 days.

It criticised the state-operate Ordnance Manufacturing facility Board (OFB) for insufficient amount of ammunition equipped to the Military since March 2013.

Ms Sitharaman’s predecessor in the defence ministry, Arun Jaitely had explained to Parliament that the results of the CAG report, which had talked about the scarcity of ammunition, similar to a particular level of time.

“Thereafter major process has been built. It is a continual process. Consequently, no person should have any question about the availability of gear or the preparedness of our forces,” he had said.

Ms Sitharaman, who was appointed the defence minister in the very last Cabinet reshuffle, visited the Uttarlai Air Pressure foundation listed here.



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