New Delhi: The Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre on Monday said in the Upper House that there is adequate stock of ammunition with the Indian Armed Forces and it is well equipped for meeting any operational requirements.

He said that the authorisation and holding of ammunition is as per operational requirement of the Indian Armed Forces.

Adequate reserves have been authorised in terms of War Wastage Reserves (WWR) to cater for contingencies during war.

The Minister further said that making up of stock of ammunition to desired level is a continuous process, the requirements for which are identified every year and procurements are undertaken accordingly.

“Some of the measures taken to ensure adequate availability of ammunition include placing of a ‘Five Year Roll On Indent’ on Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), finalisation of Ammunition Road Map in respect of certain identified ammunition and procurements thereof”, Dr Bhamre said in his written reply.