Tensions continue along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in the eastern Ladakh region in early May. Meanwhile, India has taken the important step of authorizing the security forces to stock arms and ammunition for a 15-day intensive war.
The security force is believed to have spent more than Rs 50,000 crore for acquisition of equipment and ammunition from local and foreign sources using enhanced storage requirements and emergency financial powers in the wake of the ongoing conflict with China in eastern Ladakh. Will be able to do it.
Earlier the security forces could only store arms and ammunition for 10 days. It has now been extended to 15 days to prepare them for a two-front war with China and Pakistan. Sources say that a large number of missiles and ammunition for tanks and artillery have been assembled for ground fighting troops in satisfactory quantities.
According to government sources, many weapons systems and ammunition are now being acquired under permission to store for fighting a 15-day intensive war with enemies. Storage will now be increased from the 10-I level to the 15-I level. He said that the authority to increase storage for security forces has been approved some time ago.
According to the authority, several years ago the armed forces were permitted to store weapons and ammunition for a 40-day intensive war but this was reduced to 10-I due to the changing nature of storage and warfare. After the Uri attack, it was felt that the storage of weapons for war was low. In such a situation, under the leadership of the then Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, the Ministry of Defense increased the financial powers of the Vice Presidents of the Army, Navy and Air Force from 100 crores to 500 crores.
The three services were also given emergency financial rights to the tune of Rs 300 crore to purchase any equipment that they feel could be used in fighting the war. Security forces are procuring many weapons, missiles and systems so that they can be used effectively in action in adverse conditions.