Procurement Of Radars By BEL Being Examined : Antony

Defence Ministry is examining the issue of defence PSU Bharat
Electronics Limited (BEL) procuring radars from foreign sources instead
of developing them indigenously, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

The matter was first raised by the CAG in its report tabled in August
this year which states that BEL was given an order of Rs 870 crore for
22 surveillance radars but instead of producing them indigenously, the
company used 60 per cent of imported content to make them.

“The issue raised is under examination in the department. The decision
taken will be placed before the Parliament,” Defence Minister A K
Antony said in reply to a written House query.

BEL is the major supplier of radars and other surveillance equipment to
the Indian armed forces which include the indigenously-developed INDRA
radar.