Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Govt Defends Itself In Parliament, Says Italian Black Shark Torpedo Deal For Navy Not Yet Finalised !!


Defence Minister in Parliament : "The contract for procurement of Black Shark torpedoes has not yet been finalised.

Representations/references have been received from different quarters including from one competing vendor and Members of Parliament. Special Technical Oversight Committee was constituted with approval of DAC (Defence Acquisition Council) to review the evaluation process and complaints received. The STOC has opined that the procurement has been progressed in accordance with the laid down procedures, in keeping with the provisions of the RFP (Request for Proposal) and DPP-06 in transparent and fair manner. The DAC has considered the STOC Report and accepted the same in September, 2012. Government has not taken a final decision on the procurement.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Yashvir Singh and others in Lok Sabha today."

 TheSundayGuardian/MoD

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