They fight but with their hands tied behind the back

First class troops–third rate guns. The Indian Armed Forces have always been expected to perform miracles – without a proper gun in their hand. Why couldn’t the country capable of sending satellites into space, producing aircrafts, ballistic missiles, and tanks cobble a decent rifle or pistol? India imports nearly 70 percent of its military equipment from foreign suppliers while the Indian soldiers get maimed or killed fighting an unequal battle in the extreme temperature with sub-standard or obsolete guns in his hand. Why – so that the politicians whose children never joined the Armed Forces- can make money in yet another deal?