Since the Uri attack that killed 19 troops in September, unabated tension and skirmishes on the border with Pakistan force India to purchase ammunition from its reliable suppliers.
India has fast-tracked the procurement of $760 million of ammunition from Russia and Israel as it battles Pakistani soldiers on the border and armed militants in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
India had dispatched senior officials to Russia and Israel for firming delivery contracts for howitzer shells, tank ammunition and missiles for helicopter gunships and fighter aircraft.
Some of the ammunition will shore up the war reserves that have declined to dangerously low levels.
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