Banning Tatra trucks was illogical: Parrikar

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    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar talking on the sideline of India today conclave 2015 said blanket ban on Purchase of Tatra Trucks by his predecessors just to maintain his Clean image was absurd and operations of Indian Army and delivery of key weapons systems was affected by banning Tatra Trucks .

    Parrikar said for more than 2 years there were no spares for 7500 Tatra trucks operated by Indian army and 720 Trucks had broken down and were non-operational due to the need for spares and repairs. No New Purchase also meant that Pinaka Rocket system which are mounted on Tatra Trucks couldn’t be delivered to India army due to lack of Tatra trucks.

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar last year partially lifted ban on Tatra trucks last year and allowed state-run BEML to supply spare parts for the Tatra trucks as long as it does not deal with the British subsidiary of the company, which was banned by the UPA following a scandal but allowed to buy spares from Original company.

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    At least he talk sense. New modern design tatra trucks with new engine are much more powerful and agile than tom,dick and harry (TATA and mahindra,leyland)..
     

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