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India secretly buys emergency weapons and ammunition worth $3 billion after ‘surgical strikes’: Report

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Self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system (Sputnik News)

India has recently purchased weapons and ammunition worth more than $ 3 billion (21,000 crores ) after the recent surgical strike.

India is also purchasing multi-barrel rocket launchers from Russia that operate with the artillery against advancing columns and soft skinned targets.

According to a report in Huffington Post, India has been on a secretive weapons shopping spree in recent times, buying up anti-tank missiles, tank engines, rocket launchers and various kinds of ammunition, from Israel and Russia.

The report quotes its top military sources as saying that the situation across the border is very tense and the aggressive manoeuvring by the Pakistan military after the surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by the Indian Special Forces entailed these emergency purchases.

“The emergency purchases are aimed at replenishing and maintaining a minimum level of preparedness for any eventuality,” a senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) official told Huffington Post.

Quoting its sources, the report said that the purchases amount to more than $3 billion and deliveries have begun even as new orders are still being placed.

The report further adds that India bought a few thousand anti-tank guided missiles, several T-90 tank engines and critical tank components from Russia.

Similarly, India is acquiring sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and several thousand missiles, mainly for the Indian Navy from Israel.

 The report says that the acquisitions are aimed at shoring up the stocks of the Indian Army and the Indian Navy.Much of the equipment that India decided to buy is now on its way. They are being airlifted in special flights from various ports in Russia and Israel to India.

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