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Akash missile reported 30% failure rate, says CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said, a 30 per cent failure rate was found in the surface-to-air Akash missile during testing and held that such deficiencies posed an operational risk during hostilities.

In a report tabled in the Lok Sabha yesterday, CAG said the strategic missile system procured from the state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd were deficient in quality.

The report said missile systems were to be installed at the six designated sites between 2013 and 2015. But till date, none of the missile systems procured at a cost of 3,619 crore rupees has been installed due to delay in execution of civil works at the sites concerned.

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