The Report of the Group of Ministers on
National Security had six chapters. The Ministry of Defence had been nominated
as the nodal Ministry for the Chapter VI, on 'Management of Defence'. The
Chapter contains 75 recommendations, of which 63 recommendations have been
implemented. Action on the remaining 12 recommendations is at various stages of
The modernization of the Armed Forces is
an on-going process, based on threat perception, operational challenges,
technological changes and available resources. The procurement of weapons is
carried out on a continuous basis, as per Acquisition Plans. Shortages may
occur from time to time, for which remedial action is taken.
information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot in Rajya Sabha today.