Indian Army T-90 tanks on parade for Republic Day in February 2008. / REUTERS

The Diplomat: India’s Military Cannot Fight Wars Lasting Longer than 20 Days

A recent report by the Indian government points to an ‘ammunition crisis’ in the India Army.

Last week, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India published a report outlining a massive ammunition shortage facing the Indian military. Currently, India has only enough supplies for 20 days of intense fighting.

“Stocking of ammunition even at ‘minimum acceptable risk level’ was not ensured,” the report said, according to the Hindustan Times. The report found that, as of March 2013, India’s stockpiles were below “minimum acceptable risk level” for “125 out of a total of 170 types of ammunition.”

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 14, 2015

China to sell Jordan missile-firing drones after Obama says no to helping ally -- Washington Times

'Meter of armor': Armata’s next supreme 152mm gun to sport super-piercing shell -- RT

Russian Security Council notes stepping up of foreign technical intelligence activity -- ITAR-TASS

Russian, Chinese combat ships pass through Black Sea straits for Mediterranean drills -- ITAR-TASS

Russia To Hold Military Exercises With Belarus, China, India, Mongolia This Year -- Radio Free Europe

Russia’s Indefensible Military Budget -- Sergei Guriev, Project Syndicate

Cancelation of Mistral ship deal with Russia could cost France up to €5bn - report -- RT

French Senator: Russia may have Mistrals if it really needs them -- ITAR-TASS

Ukraine navy left high and dry after Crimea losses -- AFP

A Future for the China-Russia Alliance? -- James R. Holmes, Real Clear Defense

China's military buildup great for world, says Xinhua -- Want China Times

Airbus Wins $1.9 Billion Indian Military Cargo Plane Order -- Bloomberg

Japan's cabinet approves legislation expanding military powers -- RT

Japan Gears Up for Stronger Security Role -- AP

North Korea conducts artillery drill near disputed sea border -- Want China Times

Poland, Baltics Said to Lobby NATO for More Forces to Deter Kremlin -- VOA

Britain scrambles Typhoon jets to escort Russian bombers -- Reuters

More Russian Engines for Launches Sought by Carter, Clapper -- Bloomberg

Pentagon's Mysterious X-37B Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit -- Sputnik

Yoda’s replacement: Air Force veteran to lead legendary Pentagon office -- Washington Post

FBI clarifies rules on secretive cellphone-tracking devices -- Washington Post

Air Force Upgrades Weapons, Radios for B-2 Stealth Bomber -- Defense Tech

Pentagon Taps Milley as Next Army Chief of Staff -- DoD Buzz

Defense secretary names next Army, Navy chiefs -- The Hill

Meet Gen. Mark Milley and Adm. John Richardson, the new picks to lead the Army and Navy -- Washington Post

Case against former Green Beret accused of murder is delayed because of CIA ties -- Washington Post

Missing Helicopter Carrying 6 Marines Reportedly Spotted, Authorities Rushing To Site -- Daily Caller

Nepal Earthquake: Why Can't Crews Find Missing Military Chopper? -- NBC

Time for a Private-Sector Pivot on Military Technology -- Ben FitzGerald and Katrina Timlin, War On The Rocks

Canine compassion: Should military dogs be reunited with their human handlers? -- Alexander LaCasse, CSM

The Human Costs of War: Justin Miller’s Story -- Christopher Mercado, War Is Boring

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