B C Khanduri to head parliamentary standing committee on defence to examine operational preparedness of armed forces
The parliamentary standing committee on defence has been constituted to examine the operational preparedness of the armed forces and review the accidents involving strategic defence assets.
The committee, headed by BJP MP B C Khanduri, will also assess the procurement policy relating to defence equipment. According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the issue of preparedness of the armed forces is likely to be discussed in the next meeting of the panel, which is scheduled from November 2017.
The committee has also decided to “critically review” the accidents involving strategic defence assets and look into the quality of ration given to the forces especially in border areas.