Left Menu
Development News Edition

Enough ration stock even for additional troops at LAC, CDS Rawat assured parliamentary committee on Defence

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat assured the members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, which met on Friday that the Army is well-stocked under any situation.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 12-09-2020 16:15 IST | Created: 12-09-2020 16:15 IST
Enough ration stock even for additional troops at LAC, CDS Rawat assured parliamentary committee on Defence
Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat (File photo). Image Credit: ANI

By Pragya Kaushika Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat assured the members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, which met on Friday that the Army is well-stocked under any situation.

According to sources, General Rawat assured the committee that the Army has enough ration even for the additional troops deployed on LAC and border. Sources stated that as the meeting began at 3 pm sharp, Army officials gave two presentations on provisions and quality of ration and ordnance.

"The official giving details of supplies and stock assured the committee that for any situation along the border including LAC, Army is well stocked. He also said that the Army has adequate stock of 10 months to meet any casualty," stated the source. NCP supremo Sharad Pawar did ask the committee chairman Jual Oram to ensure that exact situation along LAC should be made known to the members.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked questions on the difference in the nutritional value of army official and jawans. "He had asked why bread is not made available to the jawans like their seniors," stated the source.

On reports of Rahul Gandhi raking up the issue of nutrition in the parliamentary standing committee on Defence meeting, member Lt Gen (retired) DP Vats said he too has read the reports and pained to see the details of the meetings leaked even before parliament could ratify the minutes. "Congress deliberately and selectively leaked the details of parliament standing committee discussion before being ratified in parliament. I welcome Rahul Gandhi for attending the committee meeting for the first time. The difference in the food of army personnel is due to the fact that our army is still working on British army lines. That time Britishers used to eat bread and they were on top posts and it continues. Inferior ration talks are completely bogus," said Vats, Rajya Sabha MP.

Vats while diverting on the violence on LAC said, "There are temporary phases in border issues. Our Army is in an advantageous and disadvantageous position. LAC is an understanding area of common patrolling. Now China has stationed its Army on a few of these points, so, we too did the same. They question our Arunachal as well. Both countries should work on the demarcation of the border. Violent happenings were not expected as bringing rifles weren't allowed. China is neither a well-meaning friend nor well-meaning neighbour. We need to be in a continued state of preparedness and continued state of hybrid war to keep China in check," added Vats. (ANI)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Augmented Reality: Potential future of education

AR has acquired a foothold in educational settings, particularly in developed countries, as an alternative solution to conventional learning experiences as it provides students an immersive, three-dimensional atmosphere with real-world char...

Uganda COVID-19 response: Was off to a good start but reopening dwindled prospects

Uganda has shown success in using health information to enhance efficiency of disease surveillance, reporting and monitoring. The success, however, has critical challenges confronting it as the country resumes normal activities....

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Videos

Latest News

UK PM declares England’s second stay-at-home lockdown for 4 weeks

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second stay-at-home lockdown across England, starting from next Thursday and to run for four weeks until at least the start of December, in order to deal with the rapidly increasing coronaviru...

Orthodox priest shot and wounded at church in France

A Greek Orthodox priest was shot and badly wounded on Saturday at a church in the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police source and witnesses said. It was not immediately clear what the assailants motive had been, local...

More than 90 million vote early as Trump, Biden make late campaign push

A record 90 million Americans have voted early in the presidential election, data on Saturday showed, as President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden campaigned across the nation to try to sway the few remaining undecided voter...

UK extends 80% wage subsidies as England goes back into lockdown

Britains government will extend its emergency coronavirus wage subsidy scheme to ensure workers who are temporarily laid off during a new England-wide lockdown receive 80 of their pay, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday.Britain i...

Give Feedback