India’s top criminal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, has closed its investigation into alleged irregularities in a $92 million contract awarded Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) to produce the Akash missile system citing lack of evidence.
The CBI began its probe last May after allegations surfaced that the then Chief Managing Director Maj Gen (retd) Ravi Khetarpal, and other senior officials were involved in the irregularities in the contract.
According to local reports, the agency had recommended "suitable action" against the officials for alleged violation of rules but there was no evidence to proceed against them in the matter. Repeated attempts to seek reaction from BDL and Tata Power did not succeed.
The Akash weapon system is an all-weather air-defence missile system which can target aircraft upto 30 kilometers away, at altitudes up to 18,000 metres. The automatic system is designed to target and neutralise multiple aerial targets coming from several directions simultaneously is in operational service with the army and the air force.
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For Defenseworld.net/BangaloreDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources say that they have moved a proposal to the government on building Mark II of the Akash missiles that will be upgraded by a longer range and sophisticated seeker
The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has decided to increase the range of the Aakash Surface to air missile (SAM), one of its successful programs, and provide it with a ‘seeker in its warhead to achieve better targeting efficiency. Reliable sources in the DRDO are not willing to divulge too many details about these two important elements – the range and the seeker – just yet
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to release Phase II of its 3D Mobile Air Combat game, ‘Guardians of the Skies (GOTS) on the android, iOS and windows mobile app stores on December 11, 2014 at the Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park. GOTS takes the player to a simulated world, wherein the player becomes the part of Air Force engaging in air combat operations against a fictitious country called Zaruzia
Money allocated for modernization of the Indian Armed Forces has fallen short of requirement during fiscal 2014-15. According to figures presented before the Indian parliament earlier this week, the projections for the army, navy and air force are INR 33,167
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd plans to develop a passenger aircraft in the near future, according to HAL Chairman, Dr RK Tyagi. Tyagi also says that the company is awaiting government approval on the formation of a new company that will take the project forward
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