TITLE

Combat unready

AUTHOR(S)
Unnithan, Sandeep
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
India Today;2/1/2010, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the severe backlog in the Indian military's procurement measures. It states that they have been using substandard equipment for some time in their fight against terrorism in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, both in terms of weapons as well as clothing and helmets, and that they lack tools like radios and night vision equipment. Citing a 34,000 crore backlog of orders, those allegedly responsible are the Sen Bhavan and the South Block, which are tasked with meeting orders within two years, but reportedly take seven to eight.
ACCESSION #
47905319

 

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