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DRDO chief says Tatra trucks have performed well for Indian Army

New Delhi , Sat, 31 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V. K. Saraswat on Saturday defended the use of Tatra trucks in the Indian Army, saying the vehicles had performed rather well.

Describing the Tatra trucks as "outstanding" and not at all of sub-standard quality, Saraswat said the trucks have been used to launch missiles like the Prithvi and the Agni.

"Tatra truck is an outstanding truck... They have a very good cross country capability and can move at good speeds," Saraswat told media at Defence Expo here.

"The performance of these vehicles has been good in the armed forces and we have no complaints about it. We will have more of them if there was any further requirement of these trucks. However, if the government gives direction against using them, the premier research organization will stop doing so,"Saraswat said.

He also described Defence Minister A K Antony and Chief of Army Staff General V.K.Singh as good people who should handle their differences, if any, with more caution. (ANI)

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