BEML dismisses army chief`s remarks on Tatra trucks
New Delhi: Dismissing Army Chief Gen V K Singh`s comments on Tatra trucks as "not true", state-owned BEML on Friday said that it had never received any single
complaint from the force in its over two decades association.
At a press conference here, he said he had "great
respect" for the army chief but did not not agree with his
reported remarks that the Tatra trucks were "sub-standard".
Addressing a press conference here, BEML Chairman V R S
Natarajan said that Gen Singh had praised the vehicles after
he took over as the Army Chief and there is no issue with
either serviceability or availability of spares of Tatra
"We have supplied 7000 vehicles in the last 26 years.
For last 10 years I have been the Chairman of the company,
not a single complaint has come from the Army Headquarters or
any of the directorates.
"We never got complaints about Tatra vehicles that
shows these vehicles are performing excellently...no complaint
of any nature has come to us so far either directly or
indirectly on performance," he said.
Asked whether he ever personally interacted with Gen
Singh on this issue, Natarajan said, "I have met the Chief
only once after he took over. I interacted with him...
Particularly, he was mentioning that Tatra vehicles are good
and we support you."
To a query about the inquiry which has been ordered by
the CBI against BEML in 2009, he said it has nothing to do
with BEML or its performance or any wrong doing.
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