Parliamentary panel to examine operational preparedness of armed forces

 

A parliamentary panel will examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces and review the accidents involving strategic defence assets.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, headed by BJP MP B C Khanduri, will also assess the procurement policy relating to defence equipment. The issue of preparedness of the armed forces is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the panel, which is scheduled for next month.

According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the committee has also decided to “critically review” the accidents involving strategic defence assets and look into the quality of ration given to the forces especially in border areas.