This is shameful news under Modi. A country which is itching to fight a 2 front war with both (nuclear nations) Pakistan & China is short on funds for its soldier's uniforms. One must salute Pakistan in this regards who does not do such things:
Defence ministry has rejected this news. Its rumor mongering + jumping the gun (quoting unnamed "officials" as usual - probably bureaucrats affected by the changes) simply because some acquisition procedures are being streamlined:
NEW DELHI: The defence ministry has said there will be no shortage in provisioning for uniforms and that it has been channelising the ordnance factories towards more efficient production of critical stores and equipment.
But of course usual quarters are jumping up and down...it is no surprise. This is a a more detailed article: