UPA government has quietly signed a massive, legally opaque, Rs10,000 crore defence deal with IAI, ignoring a continuing probe by the CBI.The contract, to supply medium-range surface-to-air missiles (MRSAM), has raised worrying questions of propriety,with key bureaucrats and former defence officers playing influential roles in creating and pushing the deal through.
The deal, which was signed into a contract this month, comes at a time when India already possesses a more powerful missile in the same class the advanced air defence (AAD) missile,part of India’s anti-ballistic missile shield.But some time in the last week of March 2008, the DRDO was ordered to move the file again for CCS approval. This happened even though the CBI was still investigating IAI and had, in fact, found more evidence of Israeli firms engaging arms dealers for the 2000 deal with the Indian Navy.Source http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-upa-govt-signs-rs10000-cr-israel-missile-deal-on-the-sly-1242337
HIGH TREASON BY INDIAN AIRFORCE OFFICERS ?
The deal, which is being kept under wraps, could sound the death-knell of the indigenous surface-to-air Akash missile system,into which hundreds of crores have been invested over the years. More importantly,the deal ignores the success of the AAD missile, which could be deployed as a surface-to-air missile and used exactly like the Israeli MRSAM.DNA’s investigation suggests that some former officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) played a key role in limiting the large-scale induction of Akash into the force, pushing instead for the Israeli MRSAM.At least one of them is suspected to be working for the Israelis from New Delhi, say several military sources. Isnt the act of effectively destroying Indias Indigenous Missile industry an act of HIGH TREASON ?Ever heard the sold out media speak of this form of terrorism ? SOURCE http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-upa-govt-signs-rs10000-cr-israel-missile-deal-on-the-sly-1242337
ISRAELI MRSAMs EXACT COUNTERPART INDIGENOUS AKASH MRSAM SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHT JUNE 2012
Flying at supersonic speed, two Akash surface-to-air missiles destroyed fast-moving aerial targets over the Bay of Bengal on Friday. They were fired in quick succession from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast, on Friday.The missiles, fired from road mobile launchers as part of the post-induction validation trials by the Air Force, hit the fast-moving tow bodies of Pilotless Target Aircraft Lakshya. All the mission events, including the end-game warhead detonation in proximity mode, were successfully demonstrated by the users, sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said.“All the mission objectives were met,” the sources said.Source http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/two-akash-missiles-destroy-targets/article3480659.ece
TOIs ARTICLE SAYS DEAL ALMOST DEAD ———-HAVE THE ISRAELIS ENDED UP USING INDIAN MONEY TO FUND THEIR OWN RESEARCH ???
The joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israeli Aerospace Industry to manufacture Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR SAM) and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) has turned out to be a non-starter.The long range missiles were to have been delivered to the Indian Navy by 2012 while the medium range missiles should be in the Indian Air Force weaponry by 2017. However, both the delivery schedules are way behind schedule and show no signs of meeting them even in the near future.DRDO officials are blaming the lack of progress in the joint venture due to lack of transparency and non-transfer of technology by their Israeli counterparts. And the recent trials that were conducted by the Indian defence organization failed to meet the standards of both the IAF and the Indian Navy.THE ENTIRE COST OF RS 12,500 CRORE OF THE JOINT VENTURE IS BEING FUNDED BY INDIA and the inordinate delay and lack of progress in the project has turned into a big cause of worry in the defence ministry.———–-IN SHORT INDIA EFFECTIVELY FUNDED THE ISRAELI MISSILE PROJECT WHICH THEY ISRAELIS WILL QUIETLY INDUCT INTO THEIR SYSYTEMS