Heavy Vehicles Factory has so far supplied 181 T-90 tanks to Army. No technical
problems viz barrel bursting has been observed in T90 tanks. The problem of barrel
bursting was noticed earlier in T-72 tank. The bursting of barrel in T-72 tanks
occurred in barrels of Russian origin as well as of Indian origin. The problem
was analysed in consultation with Russian experts and remedial action towards
modifying the chemistry of material has been taken.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Defence Production
Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri A Krishna Swamy and Shri Kuldeep
Bishnoi in Lok Sabha today.
INDO-US COOPERATION ON MARINE POLLUTION
on a proposal received from the Government of USA on the Proliferation Security
Initiative has been taken. It will not be desirable to disclose any further details
in the matter in the interest of national security.
A Framework on Maritime Security Cooperation has been agreed to between
the Governments of India and USA. The Framework aims to address, in a joint and
combined manner as necessary, consistent with respective national legal authorities
and relevant international law, maritime threats, including piracy and armed robbery
at sea, threats to safety of ship, crew and property as well as safety of navigation,
transnational organized crimes in all dimensions, threats from weapons of mass
destruction, their delivery systems and related materials, environmental degradation
and natural disasters. According to the Framework, two countries are also to exchange
information and facilitate technical assistance on combating marine pollution,
as mutually agreed.
This information was given by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a
written reply to Shri Chandrakant Khaire and Shri Kuldeep Bishnoi in Lok Sabha
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