Uncertainty over what is perhaps India's most important helicopter acquisition effort is expected to end in the next two weeks. Wire reports
today say the MoD has received a report submitted by a special technical oversight committee that had been set up to inquire into complaints of tender deviations. The apparent fear now, both for the two contenders Eurocopter
, and the Indian Army and IAF, is that if the MoD is convinced that the deviations were unfair or unacceptable, the effort could be aborted -- a nightmare scenario considering that it was aborted on its first try in 2007 as well.
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