India: The Environment Ministry of India has exempted state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) from complying with emission norms for diesel gensets of 113.2 kw to be procured for manufacturing '3D Tactical Control Radar System' for the Indian Army. Currently, emission limits are set for new diesel engine up to 800 kw for generator set application under the Environment (Protection) rules 1986. In a recent notification, the ministry revealed that BEL has been exempted from complying with emission norms for only 20 diesel gensets of 113.2 kw to be used in 3D Tactical Control Radars System.
"The special dispensation for the emission norms shall be only for diesel gensets, not exceeding twenty in number, to be used in 3D Tactical Control Radars System, with the present design or configuration which shall be procured and used on or before June 30, 2015," it said. The 3D Tactical Control Radar (TCR) is an all-weather 3D surveillance radar used in Indian Army for detection and identification of aerial targets.
Source: Business standard