Regarding the nuclear power plants in Jaitapur, Mathai pointed out there were still a number of issues relating to the overall cost of the project that need to be addressed.
“I did convey we will be paying a lot of attention to getting these issues resolved. Either side agreed that the issues need to be dealt with a different perspective as several discussions have already happened between AREVA (French suppliers) and NPCIL (Indian plant operator),” he said.
On the short range surface to air missiles (SRCAM), Mathai said, the internal process was going on and India would go ahead with this project soon. “These will be very big projects and will require a close engagement between the industry and defence.”