Rear Admiral Gupta made the remarks while speaking at the Capsule on Science Technology and Applied Research, organised for senior officers of the three armed forces, at the Military Institute of Technology.
The accident took place sometime between 10.30 pm and 10.50 pm on Sunday at Somatane near Talegaon Dabhade when the three doctors were on their way back from a medical conference in Mumbai, along with the driver of the hired cab.
The Pune Police has so far booked 23 people in connection with the case and arrested nine prominent activists and lawyers. Police have alleged that the arrested suspects have links to Maoist organisations.
Asked by the media if the budgetary cut had affected any of the Navy’s projects, Admiral Singh had said, “Because of the budgetary allocation, we had to do a little bit of revamp of the procurement plan. So yes, it has to a limited extent.”
One of the fears of employees is that corporatisation is a step towards privatisation. They fear job losses. They also argue a corporate entity would not be able to survive the unique market environment of defence products.
Over 80,000 workers from across the 41 ordnance factories in India went on a month-long strike from Tuesday against the proposed “corporatisation” of the Kolkata-headquartered Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), the umbrella body for these factories.
So far, 2.45 lakh residents of Sangli and Kolhapur have been shifted to 165 temporary camps. In Sangli, 32 teams of various agencies including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Coast Guard were involved in rescue operations.