Army raises alarm over rising accidents due to faulty ammunition


 The Army has sounded an alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field due to poor quality and defective ammunitionbeing supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
The Army has told the defence ministry (MoD) that the spike in ammunition-related accidents is causing “fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment” at an alarming rate. This, in turn, is “leading to the Army’s loss of confidence in most types of ammunition” being manufactured by OFB, sources said.

They said the Army had raised with secretary (defence production) Ajay Kumar the “serious concerns” about the lack of requisite “quality control and quality assurance” by OFB Read More

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