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IAF rapped for ‘unfruitful’ MiG-27 upgrade

Says the India-Israel JV project for developing system “Takshak” was ‘injudicious’

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The Comptroller and Auditor General on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an “unfruitful” expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an electronic warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft.

The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the India-Israel joint venture project for developing the system “Takshak” was “injudicious” as it was sanctioned in 2009 by the force despite knowing MiG-27s would start getting phased out by 2016.

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