31 incidents of Indian airspace violation in last 3 yrs: Govt
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 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 04, 2010, 00:06


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