Army raises alarm over rising accidents due to faulty ammunition
NEW DELHI: The Army has sounded the alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents taking place in the field due to the poor and defective quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks, artillery, air defence and other guns by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board(OFB).
The Army has told the defence ministry (MoD) that the spike in ammunition-related accidents is causing “fatalities, injuries and damage to equipment” at an alarming rate. This, in turn, is “leading to the Army’s loss of confidence in most types of ammunition” being manufactured by OFB, said sources.
MoD sources said the Army has raised with Secretary (Defence Production), Ajay Kumar, the “serious concerns” about the lack of requisite “quality control and quality assurance” by OFB, which with 41 factories and an annual turnover of about Rs 19,000 crore is the main source of supply of arms and ammunition to the over 12-lakh strong force. “Any drop in the quality of OFB products has major operational ramifications on the country’s war-waging potential,” said a source.
Manitha Iyer • Mubai • 3 hours ago
As a mechanical engineer it''s utter shamefull that you were not able to do reverse engineering .what China did in last 30 yrs is commendable.
Amit Prasad • Byander • 2 hours ago
Reverse engineering is duplicating the stolen property. Intellectually bankrupt.
Olahuuber • Pune, Maharashtra • 10 hours ago
This is legacy of Congress, they have crippled country's defence. Those who are questioning Modi, would have been same to cry vested intrest, if Modi took any action.
olahuuber • USA • 9 hours ago
This is where MAKE IN INDIA fails, it is the QUALITY that needs to be reinforced very strongly on the manufacturing floors !!!
Girish • 2 hours ago
Don''t blame make in India.. There are Indian engineering products sold in 70 countries., STOP CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT... SEE HOW SUPPLIERS TO DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HAVE MINTED MONEY...NO QUALITY CHECK BY CORRUPTION... STOP PENSION OF CORRUPTION RIDDEN RETIRED AND SENDVTHEM TO JAIL FOR ENDANGERING COUNTRY
Indian quality • Girish • Mode temple • 8 hours ago
When Indians have no knowledge but BIG mouthed nothing, what QUALITY?
Choukidar • 10 hours ago
It's due to non accountability and corruption.
Harsh Tewari • 6 hours ago
And Pappu Khan wants HAL to build Rafale...Lol...
Harsh Tewari • USA • 8 hours ago
Privatize ordinance factories. You need business men to do that.
Anis Shaikh • Trivandrum • 4 hours ago
See, the government will have to find a solution to it or the security of the country will be in danger
Bhartiya • 8 hours ago
OFB needs revamping with stricter QC. Defence Production should be privatised.
bhartiya singh • 8 hours ago
Moodji said he upgraded eveeythinng
Alexdmello • 10 hours ago
Privatisation is the answer to all problems.
alexdmello • Trivandrum • 4 hours ago
And quality assurance of the product is absolutely essential
alexdmello • 6 hours ago
That is why Rafalle is given to Anil Ambani.
Hammer • 1 hour ago
Rafalle not giving to Anil AMbani dear. They only supply some parts
Anil kudawla • Earth • 10 hours ago
LOL @ Make in India
Modi make • Modi make • USA • 10 hours ago
A truth to be exposed sooner or later. Indian shells exploded inside imported US Howitzer; one even stuck at the mouth of that US big gun barrel. Modi make Indian quality.
ONE LINER Challenge • 9 hours ago
Mayawati next PM of India
Fossil By Then • 5 hours ago