Parliamentary panel to examine accidents involving defence assets, assess defence procurement policy


A parliamentary panel headed by former Union minister Jual Oram will critically examine the cases of accidents involving defence assets and also assess the defence procurement policy.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence has selected a number of subjects for examination, which include reviewing the selection procedure of officers in the armed forces, according to the Lok Sabha secretariat’s bulletin.

“Accidents involving defence assets – a critical review, an assessment of defence procurement policy” are also among the subjects selected by the panel for examination, the bulletin said.

The committee had, in its report tabled in Parliament last year, said accidents had become a continuous feature in the Navy. Read more

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