PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
PURCHASE OF ARTILLERY GUNS FROM BAE SYSTEMS INC
New Delhi: Phalguna 05, 1936
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The case for procurement of artillery guns through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route from US Government has not progressed due to cost issues and the vendor’s (M/s BAE System) proposal not being fully compliant to the offset requirements. All capital procurements are carried out as per the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) which contains stringent provisions aimed at ensuring the highest degree of probity, public accountability and transparency.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Salim Ansari in Rajya Sabha today.