Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CAG finds lapses in defence wings

The CAG has found that the IAF is operating with just 74% of its operational requirements for helicopters Aman Malik New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found serious shortcomings and irregularities in the operations and management of the military (Mi series) helicopters by the Indian Air Force (IAF), in the functioning of the aviation arm of the Indian Navy and in the supply chain management of rations in the Army. In a report released Tuesday, the CAG has found that the IAF is operating with just 74% of its operational requirements for helicopters. The report points out that up to 78% of the IAF’s helicopter fleet have already completed their prescribed life and that technological life extensions have been carried out on them for elongating their life.

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