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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 - 19:10
India Defence Minister Antony says no weapons shortage
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India's Defence Minister AK Antony has dismissed as "rumours" reports that there is a severe shortage of tank ammunition in the country.

He also rejected reports that India was not battle ready.

The minister was commenting on reports that the army's armoured regiments had only four days of ammunition left.

On Monday, a parliamentary panel summoned the chiefs of the armed forces to seek their opinion on the state of the country's defence preparedness.

It came after a recent letter by army chief Gen VK Singh to PM Manmohan Singh which said that much of India's defence equipment was "obsolete" and the forces were "woefully short" of weapons.

The confidential letter was leaked to the media and Gen Singh said the leak amounted to "high treason".

Antony then told parliament that the "government is committed to doing all that is necessary to secure the nation".

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