Slippages in ammo supply another worry for Army

The Army is upset with the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for huge slippages in supply and development of ammunition, apart from lack of quality control, which has adversely impacted the operational readiness of the over 12-lakh force.

The Army has already sounded the alarm about the high number of accidents — leading to fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment — taking place due to the defective quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns by OFB, as was first reported in the TOI edition on Tuesday.

Sources say the Army had also told the defence ministry that the other big problem is the major slippages in ammunition supply. “OFB accumulated slippages amounting to around Rs 14,000 crore during the first Ammunition Roll-On Plan Read More

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