Q. No. 974 Deferring procurement of 126 fighter planes

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    Parliament Questions and Answers
    Rajya Sabha
    ANSWERED ON 06.03.2013

    Question: Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-

    (a) whether it is a fact that Government has deferred the procurement of 126 fighter planes for an indefinite period;

    (b) if so, the reasons therefor;

    (c) whether Government has conducted any study with regard to the effect of the deferment of this procurement on the modernization of Air Force; and

    (d) if so, the details thereof?

    Answer: Minister of Defence (Shri A.K. Antony)

    (a) No, Sir.

    (b) to (d): Does not arise.