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He could’ve speeded up the la­bo­ri­ous process for arms ac­qui­si­tion—it takes seven years to buy any­thing from a boot to a bat­tle tank.


Mil­i­tary hard­ware pur­chases worth over $100 bil­lion are pend­ing for over a decade, de­grad­ing com­bat po­ten­tial of the three ser­vices.


No progress on deals for 2,200 how­itzers for the Army worth over Rs 20,000 crore; sub­marines, minesweep­ers, he­li­copters for the navy worth over Rs 50,000 crore; multi-role com­bat jets for the air force worth over Rs 1.2 lakh crore.

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