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Defence minister, DRDO chief discuss formation of task force to avoid accidents in ammunition depots

Over 19,325 defective anti-tank mines had exploded primarily due to leakage of explosives from some of the mines stored at the Central Ammunition Depot in Pulgaon. 

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New Delhi Published on: July 11, 2019 8:12 IST
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Defence minister, DRDO chief discuss formation of task force to avoid accidents in ammunition depots

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy Wednesday discussed formation of a task force for finding ways to avoid accidents in ammunition depots.
 
"Secretary, Dept of Defence R&D and Chairman @DRDO_India Dr G. Satheesh Reddy called on Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh to constitute a task force of experts for evolving methodology to avoid ammunition accidents, in New Delhi, today (sic)," a defence ministry tweet read.
 
A massive blast at an ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon in 2017 had killed at least 19 Army personnel.
 
Over 19,325 defective anti-tank mines had exploded primarily due to leakage of explosives from some of the mines stored at the Central Ammunition Depot in Pulgaon.
 

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