Army Special forces lack of Parachutes CAG slams Defense Ministry
The Comptroller and Auditor General once again slammed the government about the shortage of Parachutes used for the Special forces in the Army. The CAG informs the issue in parliament and asks the government sort out the issue as soon as possible. The Indian Army's Para commando's are the elite units who performs special operations mission inside and outside Indian Boundary's. The forces are inserted into enemy lands by jumping from Air force transporters.
CAG slams the OFB who didn't speed up or provide quality parachutes to the Army which was designed by DRDO earlier in 2006 with the contract amount of some 11 crore's. CAG says only 32% of the Army special forces have enough parachutes. other don't have it. Which means nearly 2500 of Army special forces has enough required parachutes. Indian Army has 8000 of Para commando's special forces
Army's Para commando's are the elite units who can act in first wave of offensive mission outside Indian borders to pave the way of regular soldiers.
Armed forces other elite forces like MARCO's and Garud Commando's too facing the same issue, However the issue is not serious as like Indian Army.