Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DRDO lets loose 'missiles' at armed forces

After public bickering among Cabinet ministers, here comes the sharp divide in the defence establishment. Defence Research and Development Organisation chief V K Saraswat, speaking at the National Technology Day awards function, tore into the armed forces for failing to overcome their "temptation" to induct the latest weapon systems from abroad. This did not go down well with the forces, represented as they were by Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, Admiral Nirmal Verma and General V K Singh as well as other officers in the audience. Some officers told TOI that DRDO "promises too much" but delivers "too little, too late" and the forces are "forced" to push for import of weapon systems to maintain operational readiness.....................................Read More

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