n the middle of a conflict with China, India has taken a significant step by authorising the defence forces to enhance their stocking of weapons and ammunition for a 15-day intense war now.
The development has come amid an impasse between India and China arising out of border conflict along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), while several rounds of dialogue have fallen flat after some initial military disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.
“A number of weapon systems and ammunition are being acquired now under the authorisation of having reserves to fight a 15-day intense war with the enemies. The stocking would now be at 15-I level from the 10 I levels,” government sources told news agency ANI, adding that the authorisation for the enhanced stocking was approved some time ago.
For the enhancement drive, the defence forces are expected to shell out Rs 50,000 crore for the acquisition of equipment and ammunition from both local and foreign sources.