NEW DELHI (Agencies) - The Indian Supreme Court on Monday directed the federal government to file a consolidated status report on the probe into alleged irregularities in defence deals entered into in the wake of the Kargil conflict, which caused a loss of around Rs 20 billion to the exchequer. The apex court said the consolidated report will also give details about the departmental action taken by the Ministry of Defence against officials involved in alleged irregularities in the deals. A Bench comprising Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justices P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan said the Ministry of Defence will file an affidavit giving details about the appropriate action likely to be taken in 33 cases which were referred to it. The order was passed after senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, who is assisting the court as amicus curaie in the matter, said it is more than one and half years since the order was passed for filing the consolidated report but the Centre has been delaying it. AFP adds: India on Monday unveiled a first batch of 10 tanks built locally under licence from Russia and said it planned to manufacture 100 such units every year. India has already acquired nearly 700 T-90 tanks as part of a 2001 deal with Russia that also included local production of more units through a technology transfer pact. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said each of the Indian-built tanks would cost up to three million dollars. The tank has advanced protection system to protect crew and equipment from chemical, biological and radioactive nuclear attack, a DRDO statement said after the rollout from a state-run facility in southern Chennai city. Junior Defence Minister Pallam Raju hailed the deliveries as an important milestone, the Press Trust of India reported. The overall objective is to ensure self-sufficiency in defence preparedness to the maximum possible extent, Raju added. Russia, which supplies 70 percent of Indias military hardware, has also helped its long-time ally to locally build a nuclear-powered submarine which was put on sea trials last month.