Army Chief On CAG’s Report: Report Is Old, Indian Army Is Now Fully Ready

Regarding the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the Army, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane said that this report is from 2015-16, which is a little outdated. 

Indian Army Chief said on CAG report, “That report pertains to 2015-16, it’s not a report of present times, it’s a little outdated. I assure you, as of today we’re very well prepared, we’re making sure their needs are met.”

Army Chief General Naravane has assured that Indian Army is very well prepared and the needs of the army are being fully met. On the army budget, General Naravane said, “We have seen a modest increase of about 8% year on year. The army is studying about how to fully utilize this budget.

Army chief said on defence budget allocation, “We will continue to modernise notwithstanding budget allocations. Last year itself we had inducted 4-5 types of weapon systems & platforms.”

According to CAG report, Indian soldiers stationed in extremely high altitude places like Leh, Ladakh and Siachen have faced severe shortage of clothes, shoes, sleeping bags and Goggles. 

According to a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the working of the Defence Ministry, Indian soldiers posted in high altitude areas like Siachen and Ladakh faced acute shortage of snow boots, goggles & high altitude clothing up to four years. This audit was done between the period of 2015-16 and 2017-18.

Also Read: CAG: Soldiers In Siachen & Ladakh Faced Shortage Of Snow Boots, Goggles & High Altitude Clothing For 4 Years

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