Need to cut delays in supply of weapons to CRPF: HM

NEW DELHI, Sep 7: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today lamented the “delay” in supply of weapons and critical equipment to the CRPF by the Defence Ministry and said there was a need to develop a framework involving defence PSUs to address the issue.
Singh also called upon all defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) to focus on 100 per cent indigenisation of military equipment and platforms and effectively implement the Make in India initiative in defence production to bring down import dependence. Welcoming the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, Singh exuded confidence that the key ministry will get “new energy and strength” under her as women symbolise “shakti” (strength).
Speaking at an event in DRDO, where equipment built by several DPSUs were handed over to the paramilitary CRPF, the Home Minister said procurement of weapons and other systems for paramilitary forces is largely handled by the Defence Ministry and delays in their supplies often affect them. (Agencies)