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IAF getting helicopters from Boeing?

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 11:10 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Boeing has come up with the lowest tender to supply 15 heavy lift helicopters and 22 attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF), parliament was informed Monday.

These follow two separate proposals initiated by IAF, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Lok Sabha in a written statement.

He said the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) cost for the 15 heavy lift and 22 attack helicopters was Rs.2,468 crore and Rs.3,094 crore respectively.

"However, the final cost of the contracts would depend upon the outcome of the contract negotiation (with Boeing)," he said.

Members J.M. Aaron Rashid and Avtar Singh Bhadana wanted to know if proper procedures of tendering had been followed.

The minister replied that all capital procurements were carried out as per procedure laid down in the Defence Procurement Procedure, which ensures conformity to the highest standards of transparency and probity.



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