has not decided on a joint venture with Israel for the production of missiles.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has earlier entered
into a contract with M/s. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel to jointly
develop a Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) system for the Indian and
Israeli Navy in January 2006.
of India pursues bilateral cooperation with Israel in many fields, keeping in
mind our national interests. Cooperation
in the field of defence is one of the many dimensions of bilateral cooperation.
This is based on our sole national interest and does not come in the way
of the warm and mutually beneficial cooperation that we share with friendly Muslim
was given by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri D
Raja and Shri Syed Azeez Pasha in Rajya Sabha today.
INCREASE IN MURDER
AND SUICIDE CASES IN ARMY
of suicide cases in the Army is not significantly higher if compared with the
national average and also with the Armies of some other countries. There have also been some incidents of fratricide
in the Army. All such incidents of suicide
and fratricide are viewed seriously and enquired into.
Appropriate remedial measures are also taken.
has been conducted in 2007 in respect of promotion policy, officers’ behaviour
and lack of facilities. However, a study
has been carried out by the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR)
to identify factors, which lead to these incidents and suggest remedial measures.
The study report has been submitted in February 2007.
A series of measures have been taken to improve service conditions and
to attend to the issue of stress among the service personnel.
Improvement in service conditions and amenities for the service personnel
is an ongoing process.
was given by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Shreegopal
Vyas and Shri Balavant alias Bal Apte
in Rajya Sabha today.
(Release ID :30324)