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Fake Chinese 'Made-in-Germany' parts find way into Indian artillery gun, CBI files FIR

The Dhanush artillery gun makes its debut at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi in January 2017. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 22, 2017, 05.56 AM (IST)

The CBI has filed an FIR after fake Chinese-made "Made-in-Germany" spare parts found their way into an Indian-made artillery gun. 

The FIR was filed against Sidh Sales Syndicate -- the company that supplied the parts -- and unidentified officials of the Guns Carriage Factory in Jabalpur. 

The CBI alleges the supplier entered into a criminal conspiracy with the GCF officials.

The gun in question is the Dhanush, the Indian version of the Bofors artillery gun which performed exceedingly well in the 1999 Kargil conflict.

The part is something called a "wire race roller bearing". 

"In furtherance of the said criminal conspiracy, unknown officials of GCF accepted the Chinese manufactured 'Wire Race Roller Bearings' supplied by Sidh Sales Syndicate which were embossed as 'CRB-Made in Germany'," PTI reported the CBI as saying in its FIR.

The CBI added production and performance of the Dhanush gun is extremely crucial for India's defence preparedness and that the "wire race roller bearing" is a vital component.

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