India signed quite a few ‘urgent’ arms offers value INR200 billion with Russia, Israel and France
India signed quite a few ‘urgent’ arms offers value INR200 billion with Russia, Israel and France instantly after the Uri assault final yr, the Times of India reported on Monday.
“The aim was to guarantee the armed forces can undertake at least 10 days of ‘intense fighting’ without worrying about ammunition, spares and other reserves,” the English each day quoted sources within the Indian defence ministry as saying.
“The emergency purchases will obviate the need for armed forces to present long shopping lists to the government after every major terror strike. They can now maintain operational readiness for different contingencies,” the supply stated.
According to the newspaper, the Indian air power has concluded 43 contracts value greater than INR92 billion for ammunition and spares for fighter jets.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2017.