New Delhi: Facing flak over the controversial Gorshkov aircraft carrier deal, the government on Tuesday indicated that it will renegotiate the terms with Russia.
Minister of State Defence Pallam Raju said that Continue reading
New Delhi, July 30 (PTI) With the CAG slamming the Government for buying the second-hand Admiral Gorshkov at the price of a new aircraft carrier, Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta today defended the price being paid by India for the warship.
The Indian Navy and the ministry of defence have shown us the way to shop. Take a few years deciding what you want to buy. Choose an ageing, second-hand product. Spend another few years bargaining…correction pretence at bargaining. Sit back and wait for delivery in a few years. Then, one day, go and pay the seller thrice the amount agreed on and let him delay the delivery even further. Next step: Wait some more. At least that’s how the Gorshkov deal seems to be working out. Continue reading