Wednesday, September 5, 2012

In Parliament- Tatra Cleared

Neelam Mathews
Sept 5, 2012

Frankly, the Tatra controversy that erupted without enough proof , has been a classic case of shooting one’s mouth off.

“Tatra Trucks being utilized in the Indian Army conform to the requisite qualitative requirements. BEML has so far supplied around 6500 Tatra Trucks of various models amounting to 3660 crores (approximately) to Ministry of Defense and other Defense Public Sector Undertakings,” Minister Pallam Raju confirmed in parliament today.

Even if the trucks did not conform to the requirements, can you blame the OEM or the government authorities who signed on the contract? To ground the company’s helicopters  that were being used for special services without proof and no association with the trucks, one feels, is unacceptable.

A case of using ‘security concerns’ as a blanket cover, gone wrong?

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