New Delhi: According to the information given by the Comptroller and Auditor General, there has been no major improvement in the ammunitions stock used by the Indian Army. It also said that the 40 percent of ammunitions used by the Army will run out in less than 10 days in a state of war.
The CAG report tabled in both Houses of Parliament on Friday was prepared after an audit of ammunition management in Army carried out in January 2017. This was done to assess the implementation of CAG recommendations for improvement in the availability of ammunition and its efficient management. The audit covered four years’ period from April 2013 to September 2016.
The CAG said despite a lapse of more than three years (from March 2013) no significant improvement in availability of reserve stocks, known as war wastage reserve (WWR) ammunition in military parlance, was noticed in audit. Further, the stock levels of majority of high-calibre ammunition relating to Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) and Artillery, meant for sustaining superior firepower, remained under critical level.