31 incidents of Indian airspace violation in last 3 yrs: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 00:06

New Delhi: Government today said there
were 31 incidents of Indian airspace violation by foreign
aircraft in the last three years.

"There have been 31 such incidents (airspace
violation) during the last three years from January, 2007 till
January, 2010," Defence Minister A K Antony said in a written
reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha.

He added that all such cases were taken up by the
government with the concerned countries through laid down
channels and established procedures.

Meanwhile, in reply to another query, the minister
said the Army was expanding and modernising its mobile
networks.

Answering a query on the Sukna land scam, the minister
said the Army had initiated disciplinary and administrative
action against several officers in the matter.

He added that two of the officers had approached the
Armed Forces Tribunal challenging the COI proceedings and "in
case of one officer, the AFT has directed to reconvene the COI
pertaining to that officer."

To a query on the future of Arjun tanks in the Army,
the minister said the decision on the future indent of the
tanks would be based on the results of the comparative
trials.

-PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 00:06

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