Shortage of fire fighting trucks and personnel in ammunition depots of Indian Army: Parrikar

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today stated that there is a shortage of fire fighting trucks and personnel in the ammunition depots of Indian Army because of procurement and recruitment related delays.

He also revealed that few of ammunitions are stored under temporary sheds.

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“Due to delay in procurement/recruitment, the deficiencies of 23 fire fighting trucks and 362 personnel exist in ammunition depots of Indian Army,” Parrikar said.

“Ammunition is stored in permanent accommodation. However, due to operational and other local exigencies, some ammunition is stored in temporary sheds,” he said.

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