The Ministry has not deferred its decision of purchasing of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUHs) and the procurement case is under examination.
The Defence Procurement Procedure lays down stringent guidelines to effect utmost probity and transparency in procurement transactions.
It is not a fact that these helicopters were to be purchased from Government of Italy. In the context of an allegation against one service officer, as appearing in the media, information has been sought from the Government of Italy.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shrimati Bimla Kashy ap Sood in Rajya Sabha today.
Source/Author: Indian Ministry of Defence