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After flying coffins, now defective choppers
According to Comptroller and Auditor General of India report, the helicopters procured from the United States Navy were life-expired and had many defects which would ultimately compromise operational effectiveness.
NOT LEARNING lessons from loss of MIG aircrafts to which Indian press refers as flying coffins, the Indian government has now bought six defective choppers and an old vessel INS Jalashwa from the United States Navy worth crores or rupees.
 
Indian Air Force has lost more than 150 MIGs and holds a world record in crashes. No other air force has had the ignominious honour of having so many crashes in non-battle conditions.
 
Despite all these government decided to buy defective choppers, which were manufactured back in January 1961 and July 1965, and were decommissioned by the US Navy in 2005 itself.

According to Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report, the helicopters procured were life-expired and had many defects which would ultimately compromise operational effectiveness and these choppers are devoid of any type of surveillance radar, which are very important gadget during ‘search and rescue’ operations.

The INS Jalashwa is a landing platform dock used for amphibious operations. The choppers are used to ferry troops.

Bad deal

The INS Jalashwa and six choppers purchased from the US beyond their life-cycle also had no guarantee of support and replacement of defective parts. The choppers are devoid of any weather or surface surveillance radars, which are necessary for such kind of choppers.

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