75% shortage in 9 mm bullets, paramilitary forces run on empty

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  1. Spindrift

    Spindrift Regular Member

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    And that's why we need to allow private sector in small arms. OFB for decades has enjoyed a monopoly and hence they have become useless.

    source: http://indianexpress.com/article/in...rces-75-per-cent-ammunition-shortage-2890466/
     
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    Demands are rising day by day but OFB is still there where it was in 1970s.
     
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    Why does this kinda shit happen only in India? Not only are the paramilitary forces short of ammo, but even the army doesn't have the minimum required WWR (war wastage reserves) of 30 days.

    What the heck are the powers-that-be doing except sit on their goddamn asses in ivory towers getting their assured fat pay packets for doing fuk-all? These jokers need to be sent to Maoist infested areas and made to operate with the BSF/CRPF for at least a month to face reality and wake them up from their stupor.
     
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    OF production is low and quality is bad. It need reform and competition to improve
     
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    Aur paise lagao 'charity' mein. Saala, desh ki raksha ke liye goli nahin hai; chale pade hai minority ko khush karne.

    During the start of the term, BJP had asked for a donation of cutlery from every family to make a statue of Patel. Looks like we might need to donate our spoons to make bullets.

    I hate the UPA for letting it get this bad.
     
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    It seems like a motivated report to give a feeling of impending crisis. An important missing figure is "Annual consumption of 9mm rounds". Suddenly a requirement of 10 crore rounds has been raised without Warning and evidently OFB cannot supply it in few seconds, so a balloon is floated for import. This game has been successfully played for thousands of crores worth of imports of small arms needlessly.

    Our primary caliber is 5.56x45, 7.62x51, 7.62x39 and there is adequate production capacity for the same. 9mmx19 is a secondary and primarily useless caliber except for import pimps.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Their is no shortage of 9mm ammunition in Army, Wonder how paramilitary has issues with supply ..
     
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    As far as I know the Army does not have a huge requirement for 9mm ammo. I have not seen officers or soldiers with side arms and the proliferation of 9mm sub machine guns is quite limited. The only sub machine guns that I've seen with Army boys is the IOF's clone of the British Sten gun in very limited numbers.
     
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    9mm carbine is stranded issue for all Army officer 'boys' and JCO / NCO 'boys' in all Infantry units as well as in other branches in 2 million strong army ..

    Firing practices commence at least twice in three months, +90 rnds are fired by each individual, Regardless they are used in the area or not ..

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    Besides having regular 9mm carbine, Every Infantry unit has additional number of silenced 9mm carbines ..

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    Should be enough for the round idea ..

     
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