The Indian Military has expressed issues over “defective and poor high quality” ammunition it has acquired by the state-owned Ordnance Manufacturing unit Board (OFB), Times of India reported.
Expressing its issues to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Indian Military has acknowledged that the defective ammunition has been chargeable for a excessive variety of accidents.
Sources instructed Occasions of India that the accidents are inflicting “fatalities, accidents and injury to tools” at an alarming price, resulting in the military’s lack of confidence in most kinds of ammunition “being manufactured by OFB”.
In response to Jane’s 360, the Indian Military has raised alarm over the standard of assorted OFB-supplied munitions for 125 mm weapons of the T-72M1, T-90S/MS, and Arjun major battle tanks (MBTs), in addition to 155 mm, 130 mm, and 105 mm artillery rounds, in a latest letter despatched to Defence Manufacturing Secretary Ajay Kumar.
The OFB has 412 factories in India and is the primary provider of arms and ammunition to the Indian Military.
Lately, the US defence and aerospace firm Lockheed Martin has supplied its newly rolled out F-21 fighter jets completely to India.
The defence big is not going to promote the F-21’s to some other nation if India locations an order for 114 jets, with the transfer getting used to pitch itself forward of its US, European and Russian opponents.