Indian Military made emergency procurements to counter threat posed by China , says MOS MOD Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

In his recent statement to the press, MOS Shripad Yesso Naik has revealed that Defense Ministry has procured military equipment on the basis of threats faced by the country from its northern adversary China.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 08, 2021 17:54 IST
Indian Military made emergency procurements to counter threat posed by China , says MOS MOD Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
MOD MOS Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Amid border tensions with China, the Ministry of Defense (State) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday said that the armed forces are in process of procuring terrain and weather-specific equipment to thwart the likely threat from our Northern adversary, China. This statement comes at a time when India is engaged in a border conflict with China over its 3,488 km long border. 

When border tensions with China erupted in May 2020, Defense Ministry made a ₹300 crore emergency defense procurement to meet its urgent defense requirements. This year's Union Defense Budget was hiked 1.4 percent focusing mainly on Chinese Threat. 

MOD also said, "In the current standoff, emergency procurements for certain arms and equipment have been undertaken by the armed forces to beef up their combat potential". India recently also made huge expenditures to build infrastructure along LAC to launch a rapid response in case things became hostile with China.

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