In view of the threat of war with China and the tense relations with Pakistan, the Indian Army has now decided that they will not be dependent on imports to prepare for the war. In fact, there is considerable delay in the import of important equipment and spares, so the army has decided that they will develop important equipment and spares of fighter tanks and other military systems in a more indigenous way.A senior army officer said that the ordinance factory boards, the umbrella body of 41 ordinance factories of the country, has decided to bring down the import of spares and components from the existing 60 percent to 30 percent in the next three years.Responsible for the supply of artillery and other important military materials to border posts, the Director General has initiated a dialogue with the country’s defence firms to create strategies for indigenization spares and components of war and other weapon system.
The official said that the Director General and the Board buy spares worth Rs. 10, 000 crores per year. It has been a long out standing grievance of armed forces that supply of apres and equipments from Russia takes a long time, which affects the operation of the military equipment purchased. Russia is India’s largest supplier of military equipment. After a detailed review of 1.3 million army-force military preparations, the government has decided to develop indigenization spares and components in order to improve the war preparations.On the other hand, Russia said that they are willing to sell its new warship MIG-35 to India, on sunday. MIG Corp’s head said that India has shown interest in the aircraft and talks continue to understand its needs. He said that Russia also intends to supply India with its most modern aircraft.
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