India well prepared for war: Antony
South Asian News Agency (SANA)
Defence Minister AK Antony dismissing reports about a shortage of ammunition for the armed forces has said that India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war.
These are all rumours that ammunition only for four days is left in the stock. India is well prepared,” Antony told reporters on the sidelines of an Indian Air Force (IAF) function.
He was asked about reports that a parliamentary panel was informed by senior IAF and army officers that stocks of certain types of tank munitions were down to four days of reserves. This follows the leaked letter army chief Gen. VK Singh wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, referring to serious gaps in India’s defence preparedness.
But the defence minister denied any gaps in the preparedness of the armed forces. “I can assure that India is fully prepared. On the whole, the Indian armed forces are better prepared to face challenges,” he said.
Earlier, addressing the bi-annual air force commanders’ conference, Antony assured the forces that the government will provide all assistance to meet its rapid modernization plans, but cautioned that this cannot be accelerated “in fits and starts” as it is a continuous and time-consuming process.Share this: Twitter | StumbleUpon | Facebook | Delicious | digg | reddit | buzz
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