Thursday, 29 September, 2022
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Topic: Ammunition

Delhi Police recover over 2,000 live cartridges ahead of I-Day, no terror angle ruled out

Six people have been arrested in the case. The consignment of smuggled ammunition was intended to be transported to Lucknow, the police said.

2 accidents in 2 weeks kill 2 Army and BSF men, Ordnance Board ammo in spotlight again  

Both accidents involved the 105 mm field guns of Army and BSF, whose ammunition is manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board.

Army buys ammo worth Rs 30,000 crore to fill shortage exposed after 2016 Uri attack

Army’s big purchases include the Excalibur precision-guided shells for all its 150 mm guns, the Spike anti-tank missiles and fuses.

Going back in time – PSUs continue to call the shots in the defence ministry

The entry of PSUs into mega tender ‘reserved’ for private industry is a symptom of continued protectionism. It’s a challenge the government has to tackle.

Defence ministry causes confusion, ‘okays’ project for which tenders were issued in March

Govt release credits minister Sitharaman for promoting Make in India in defence sector; ministry sources say this could be because ‘final version’ has now been approved.

Point of Order: Ammunition shortages

Indian Army response to opinion piece on ammunition shortages.

Ammunition shortages arose because generals prioritised flashy, ‘status’ items like tanks

The Army was willing to let massive shortages accrue in a dangerous game of brinksmanship to extract more money from the bureaucracy.

From robotic surveillance systems to UAVs, Army ready with mega project list for pvt sector

11 projects shortlisted, 6 of these valued at Rs 17,640 crore. List to be shared with pvt sector this week. Manu Pubby

55 per cent ammo below minimum stock level, no significant improvement in shortages since 2013: CAG

Audit on war wastage reserves says procurements initiated under 2013 roadmap not yet inked. Manu Pubby

In likely policy reversal, mega ammunition orders ‘reserved’ for pvt sector may now allow PSUs

OFB out but BEL, ECIL likely to get in; controversy over banned foreign companies remains MANU PUBBY

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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