Political interference and the war against terror

The Indian Army was ill-equipped during Kargil operations. It ran out of ammunition for the Bofors Guns. Home production could not be undertaken overnight. The political system had cancelled all deals for purchase of equipment from abroad. They vehemently supported transfer of technology and production of ammunition in India. No arms supplier was ready for this, As a result India went door to door, begging for ammunition. Luckily South Africa agreed but at its own price. India didn’t have any option.