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IAF shipping agent stored missiles at home

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | September 25, 2003 14:54 IST
Last Updated: September 25, 2003 23:42 IST

The Indian Air Force on Thursday told the Delhi police thata man found to be in possession of three missiles was their authorised shipping agent. The man was identified as Jitender Vyas.

The missiles had been stored in a house in Kalkaji locality. They were meant for an IAF base in the western sector and all necessary clearances had already been obtained.

"The IAF has given us in writing that Vyas had kept the seized items in his office-cum-godown as the entire consignment had not arrived. Hence he had stopped shipment of the goods to an IAF base in the western sector. They have also told us that the seized items are not explosives," Assistant Commissioner of Police Vijay Malik told

The items had reached Vyas on September 17 for onward shipment to Jaisalmer. He reportedly had trouble finding an appropriate godown, which led him to store the missiles in his house. The missiles, according to a television report, are six feet in length and weigh 2,800kg.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: IAF???

I don't beleive any one saying that there was a godown problem in IAF for storing test missiles. The guy should be tested for terrorist ...

Posted by Rafiuddin

Sub: thats ''incredible''

Missiles in one's backyard! There is something amiss with the missile procurement and transportation mechanism in our country. -Saifi, India.

Posted by Saifi Khan

Sub: IAF-missiles

It is a surprising news that the IAF is depends on the distribution network of an individual who doesn't have a proper godown also. The ...

Posted by Sunil Nair



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