PIB, July 9
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh today chaired a meeting to review the recommendations of the Task Force of Experts to evolve methodology to prevent ammunition accidents and minimise its effects. As directed by the Raksha Mantri, the Task Force was constituted by Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, headed by Lt Gen Philip Campose, former Vice Chief of Army Staff and members from the Services, OFB, DGQA and DRDO.
Raksha Mantri emphasised that the safety of the soldiers and the common people are of paramount importance and lauded the efforts of DRDO which has come up with several scientifically designed ammunition store houses, that prevents loss of life, even if accidents take place.
The Task Force Chairman, Lt Gen (Retd) Philip Campose explained the causes for ammunition accidents and brought out preventive and mitigative measures.
The recommendations of the Task Force were appreciated by the Raksha Mantri and gave directions to expedite implementation.