The Indian Air Force is weathering strong criticism from the country’s auditing agency for a delay in buying 37 low-level transportable radars (LLTRs) meant to plug gaps in aerial surveillance. “As against the envisaged time of 29 months, the procurement took 49 months due to delay in each stage,” India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) says in its Sept. 8 report. Initial approval for procuring the radars came in 1998, but four tenders were canceled between 1998 and 2002, ...
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