Procurement Of Radars By BEL Being Examined : Antony

Defence Ministry is examining the issue of defence PSU BharatElectronics Limited (BEL) procuring radars from foreign sources insteadof developing them indigenously, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

The matter was first raised by the CAG in its report tabled in Augustthis year which states that BEL was given an order of Rs 870 crore for22 surveillance radars but instead of producing them indigenously, thecompany used 60 per cent of imported content to make them.

"The issue raised is under examination in the department. The decisiontaken will be placed before the Parliament," Defence Minister A KAntony said in reply to a written House query.

BEL is the major supplier of radars and other surveillance equipment tothe Indian armed forces which include the indigenously-developed INDRAradar.

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