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Weapons Build-Up : Arms and Ammunition are being purchased on a continuous process

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Indian armed forces were fully prepared for any eventuality.

She made this statement while replying to a question about the reported shortage of arms and ammunition in the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

"The Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force are fully prepared for any eventuality. The required arms and ammunition are being purchased on a continuous process. It is not like that once a particular purchase is completed, then we'll sit idle for next five years. Defence purchase is an ongoing process."

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