Friday, December 11, 2015

Purchase of Helicopters from USA

Government of India has signed contract with M/s Boeing USA and Letter of Agreement (LOA) with US Government on 28th September, 2015 for purchase of Apache Attack Helicopters. A contract with M/s Boeing, USA has also been signed on 28th September, 2015 for purchase of Chinook heavy lift helicopters. 

Defence equipment are imported as per the operational requirements of the Armed Forces. However, actual cash outgo depends on delivery of equipment / reaching of laid down milestones before release of funds. India procures defence equipment under capital acquisition from various countries, the major sources being Russia, USA, Israel and France. During the last three years i.e. 2012-13 to 2014-15 contracts and Letter of Agreement (LOA) worth Rs. 7285.72 crores have been signed with vendors from USA and the US Government. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Kirti Vardhan Singh in Lok Sabha

Roads Construction by BRO


The details of road construction projects entrusted to Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in various States are given below:

ROADS ASSIGNED TO BRO FOR CONSTRUCTION IN VARIOUS STATES:
State
No. of roads
Length in Km
Jammu and Kashmir
171
6639
Himachal Pradesh
13
791
Uttarakhand
25
1199
Punjab
4
127
Rajasthan
31
1825
West Bengal
1
52
Sikkim
34
831
Arunachal Pradesh
105
6024
Assam
6
291
Nagaland
8
860
Manipur
18
1651
Mizoram
12
895
Tripura
3
201
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1
25
Total:
432
21410

Say
21410

Funds allocated to BRO during last three years and current year are as under:
Year  2012-13 :           4319.38 crores
Year  2013-14 :           4178.36 crores
Year  2014-15 :           4039.21 crores
Current year                :           4666.73 crores



The details of achievement made by BRO during last three years and current year is given below:-
Item
Unit
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
(upto November 2015)
Formation
Km Equivalent Class-9
1668.77
1548.08
1316.34
711.58
Surfacing
Km Equivalent Class-9
2420.46
2193.80
2072.48
1273.02
Resurfacing
Km Class-9
1737.84
1968.47
2338.59
1533.11
Permanent works
Rs. in Crores
958.86
1115.18
940.36
821.19
Major Bridges
Metre
2461.94
2312.07
1612.51
913.54

Government has identified 73 roads for development along the International Border with China.  Of these 73 Indo-China Border Roads (ICBRs), 61 roads of total length 3417.51 km have been entrusted to BRO.  Out of 61 ICBRs with BRO, 21 roads of length 661.59 km have been completed.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Jagdambika Pal and Shri DS Rathod in Lok Sabha 

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