$140 mn lost in ordnance depot fires in India

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  1. JAYRAM

    JAYRAM 2 STRIKE CORPS Senior Member

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    Published August 8, 2012

    India lost about Rs.710 crore ($140 million) worth of arms and ammunition in five incidents of fire at three ordnance depots in the last five years.Defence Minister A.K. Antony said this in a written reply in parliament.

    “During the last five years, fire incidents have taken place in three ordnance ammunition depots. The loss due to these incidents has been estimated as Rs.710 crore approximately,” he said.

    He said separate court of inquiries had been conducted in each of these incidents but no individual was found guilty.

    These fires took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Khundroo depot in August 2007, in Bhuj depot in Gujarat in December 2008 and at the Panagarh depot in West Bengal in 2010.

    $140 mn lost in ordnance depot fires in India | idrw.org
     
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    This happens only in rich India or else where too ?
     
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    What would be interesting to know comparative figures for the NATO countries and Russia/China to get an idea.
     
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    They do not have OFB under MoD and WWI storage depots. If the country starts losing that hefty amount on loses of ammunition, we might have as well thrown that ammunition into Pakistan ( i mean fired that)... mostly the loses are in ammunition.... can not be web belts..

    most of the time to cover up pilferage and frauds... and inadequate storing facilities... like bombs lying in open....
     
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