PIL asks why India is procuringobsolete defence equipment

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    e Supreme Court on
    Thursday sought responses of the
    Centre and the three Service chiefs on
    a PIL seeking to know why the
    government was procuring junked
    aircraft carriers and maintaining
    ageing fighter aircraft and submarines
    which were a drain on national
    resources and danger to men in
    uniform.
    A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam
    and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and N V
    Ramana issued notice on a PIL filed by
    six advocates led by Ranvir Yadav.
    The petitioners' counsel D K Garg said
    citizens wanted to know why the
    government was "procuring outdated
    arms, ammunition and fighter jets,
    refurbished submarines and frontline
    warships having obsolete techniques
    of last century which have been
    decommissioned as outdated, for our
    armed forces, the second largest in the
    world".
     
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    petitioners also wanted to know
    why India, despite rapid advancement
    in technology, was importing basic
    arms and ammunition, equipment and
    other material such as bullet-proof
    jackets, high-altitude gear, assault
    rifle ammunition, sniper rifles, gloves,
    sleeping bags and mountaineering
    equipment for the armed forces when
    it could be manufactured in the
    country.
    "The political class is indulging in
    scams, frauds and making huge money
    by maintaining secrecy in defence
    procurements. About Rs 2 lakh crore
    has been spent now on the Arjun tank
    project but it is yet to be rolled out,"
    they said.
    The petitioners sought a direction from
    the court to the Centre to phase out all
    "obsolete, malfunctioning and
    outdated ageing naval warships,
    submarines, arms and artillery" and
    put in place a transparent defence
    procurement plan
     
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