Seized weaponsshocker for J&K

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    Seized weaponsshocker for J&K

    Srinagar, July 5: The quantity of arms and ammunition recovered by security forces in 22 years of militancy is enough to equip two to three army divisions with small weapons, an army officer has said.

    Figures with Jammu and Kashmir’s home department say that security forces have seized 30,752 AK-series assault rifles, 11,431 pistol and revolvers, 1,027 universal machine guns, 2,262 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 391 sniper rifles and hundreds of other weapons, including light machine guns and self-loading rifles.

    The ammunition recovered includes more than 45,00,000 bullets and 63,000 grenades, besides 45,000kg explosives.

    An army officer said the recovered arms and ammunition was enough to equip 30,000 soldiers. “A conventional army division has around 10,000 men and officers. The seized weapons would form the basic nucleus of weapons in two to three divisions and will meet their requirement of small arms, automatic weapons or ant-tank capability,” he said.

    The figures also reveal that that 21,449 militants were killed and 21,655 arrested during this period, taking the combined figures to over 43,000. Security forces lost over 5,300 soldiers and cops. The number of civilians killed crossed 16,000, officials said.

    Human rights groups and separatists, however, claim that 70,000 to a lakh people —including civilians, militants and security forces — have been killed. Another 8,000 men have apparently disappeared in the custody of security forces.

    The official home document claims: “The recovery of such a big haul of weapons and ammunitions from the possession of terrorists is ample evidence to establish that the state has been facing nothing short of full-scale war by these terrorists at the behest of their motivators and mentors from across the border.”

    The army does not share information about men and machinery deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to counter insurgency or threats from neighbouring countries.

    But official sources say the number is in lakhs. “Our police force alone is more than a lakh strong while paramilitary forces, including CRPF and BSF, number around 1.5 lakhs. The army also has a huge presence,” a source said.

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    just imagine how much money pakistan lost in weaponry which eventually landed in army possession. they spent money equivalent of arms requirement for 2-3 divisions on not pkaistan army but Indian army and if its a war then they lost 43000 foot soldiers(jihadis). this is again i guess 4 division strength.
     
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    Pakistan did not spend all the money. Some of it came from Pakistan, which includes domestic donations, some from Pakistani and Kashmiri expats living in the West, much of it came form Saudi and other Arab fundamentalist groups, and some of it was siphoned off from aid given to Pakistan by the US. Yet, these separatists remain losers.
     
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    Ak-47 in bulk sells for 1-200$ a piece
     
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    why cant we donate these weapons, atleast small arms to the police forces in need for modernisations...
     
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    ^^

    If I am not mistaken, many such confiscated weapons have found their way into the hands of J&K Police already.

    Someone please confirm.
     
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    Almost all the security force units including army uses these captured weapons after some repairing .Jammu kashmir VDCs make use of these weapons so is the ikhwans state sponsored militia comprised of former terrorists.I saw some type56 rifles in the movie keertichakra which revolves around actions of a NSG unit.But the amount used is just the tip of an ice berg compared to the total weapons captured.Most of the weapons still rests in the custody of security forces strong rooms unused.These huge cache of kalashnikovs and RPDs & PKMs would come in handy of our ill equipped paramilitary forces
     
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    so ..This time we got some ammo from porkis to fill the gap of Indian Armies shortage of Ammo......
     
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    self delete
     
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