‘MADE­IN­IN­DIA’ FOR­EIGN ARMS

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - REGION -

The de­fence min­istry’s de­ci­sion to fast-track the pur­chase of weapons ₹Rs 16,000 crore is an ad­mis­sion that our own arms, man­u­fac­tured by the De­fence Re­search and Devl­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) and Ord­nance Fac­tory Board (IOF) among other agen­cies have ut­terly failed. It is also a waste of tax­pay­ers’ money. Our forces are forced to make do with sub­stan­dard arms and are ex­pected to de­liver with them. What wor­ries me is the man­u­fac­tur­ing of for­eign arms in In­dia by the pri­vate sec­tor. Who will over­see the qual­ity of these ‘made-in-In­dia’ for­eign arms? Te­jit Singh, Chandi­garh

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