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Army is not facing shortages: Ex-army officer

Our nation is completely safe and our army is able to meet any emergency, Lt Gen (retd) Jasbirsinh Dhillon has said.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2012 11:03 IST

A former army officer has said that the Indian army has enough ammunition and weapons stock.

"Our nation is completely safe and our army is able to meet any emergency," Lt Gen (retd) Jasbirsinh Dhillon said here yesterday.

He addressed students of Atmiya College here at a seminar on `Management Lessons from Defence'. The seminar had been organised jointly by Atmiya College and Kutch Saurashtra Productivity Council (KSPC).

Army chief VK Singh had recently written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, expressing concern about shortage of weapons and ammunition.

But Dhillon said that "I had been the director general of a weapons manufacturing factory and therefore I can say that the Indian defence has the adequate stock of quality weapons and there is no shortage of any critical weapons".

"Our soldiers' morale is high, and we have nothing to worry about security of our country. Our defence forces have enough stock of ammunition and have enough strength to win any type of war."

First Published: Apr 14, 2012 11:00 IST