PIL asks why India isprocuring obsoletedefence equipment

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  1. EXPERT

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    NEW DELHI: The 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    outdated arms, ammunition and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    outdated, for our armed forces,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".
    The 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    malfunctioning and outdated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

    ! m.timesofindia.com/india/PIL-asks-why-India-is-procuring-obsolete-defence-equipment/articleshow/33876766.cms?intenttarget=no
     
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    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

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    Looks like bheja of saya behind this..... :lol:
     
  4. laughingbuddha

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    India bought a jumked carrier because there was non other available at that time and indian "technology" was not advanced as yet to build out own.
    Ditto with the submarine. Plus this is to be used as a training platform while "advanced indian technology" tries to build a "desi" nuclear submarine.
    The supreme court while allowing such petitions should at the time of dismissing them (which will happen) reprimand the legal counsel of the petitioners for wasting everyone's time. Such information as prayed for are readily available in public domain.
     
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  5. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Is Saya a staunch supporter of desi products?
     
  6. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    The p 75 are gonna come pully loaded with the Exocet missile. Only 6 decade old technology. Which by the time the last sub is inducted would become 7 decade old tech.
     
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    I believe honorable supreme court will help in derailing the MOD Babu's gravey train and some accountability will come in the procurement process. Amen!
     

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