India worried about leaks to abandon the procurement industry criticized by Chinese radar
CMA subordinates in the territory of the Doppler Weather Radar
According to “Global Times” reported on April 1, India Meteorological Department are spending heavily to improve the nation’s weather forecasting system upgrade. However, the fear of China’s “theft”, the India Meteorological Department decided to abandon the purchase from China of millions of dollars worth of weather radar in favor of the domestic radar. This approach has been the industry’s criticism.
According to the U.S. “The Wall Street Journal ‘s” livemint.com “Web site on March 30 reported that two senior Indian official said India Meteorological Department is planning the construction of Rs 9 billion modernization of weather forecasting systems, in last year Min as Da Leida Co., Ltd. from Beijing to buy 12 “Doppler” weather radar. Reported that the company is owned China Meteorological Administration Huayun Technology Development Corporation and the U.S. company Lockheed Martin to set up a joint venture.
India Meteorological Department had planned to hold the Commonwealth Games in October this year at least before the installation of two “Doppler” radar, but now changed his mind. The report quoted the Indian Meteorological Department of Earth Sciences Minister 夏莱士纳伊 grams of words, because of Chinese equipment, “security”, the India Meteorological Department plans to replace part of the radar products in India Bharat Electronics Ltd., the is India’s largest defense contractors. Bharat’s Meteorological Bureau to two radars installed in Mumbai and Goa.
an unnamed official of the Bureau of Meteorology said the original plan to install in New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport’s third radar is currently awaiting security checks, the radar installation may be delayed. Na Yike said that all the radar will be installed on time, “there will be some delay, but it will install in place before the Games.”
made in China, India rejected the radar is not the first time. Last year, the Indian Navy in Mumbai had rejected a Chinese naval base radar installation. It is reported that India is fully upgraded weather forecasting system. In addition to weather radar, the India Meteorological Department also plans to purchase from multiple suppliers of electric weather stations and 550 rainfall ground stations to provide more accurate forecasts overall.
disclosure reports, in 2008 the company had bid Bharat weather radar, because the software was not upgraded Meteorological Bureau refused. Chinese-made 雷达比巴拉特 high price, a price of $ 17.8 million. Today, the India Meteorological Bureau has plans to upgrade the second phase of the meteorological system using Bharat radar, this phase will install 33 full-India radar.
India Meteorological Department’s practice has been criticized in the country. Bureau of Meteorology Earth Sciences, former Minister P · S · Joel said, “Bharat radar software needs to be improved, it is not selected, but I think the so-called safety factor that (China), the installation of radar is not being delayed fair, they are simply not a threat. “(newspaper in India newspaper correspondent special correspondent Wang Li Yuan)