Three decades after the Bofors scandal, the Indian Army will get the 155mm artillery guns for the first time. DNA, 3 days ago
India will spend $750 million on artillery guns to secure its border with China - Quartz, 3 days ago
Bofors jinx over; govt clears procurement of 145 ULH guns from US - Newshence.com, 5 days ago
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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Defence has cleared the purchase of 145 ultra-light howitzer battlefield guns for $750 million from BAE Systems, US. The first such deal of field guns after Bofors scandal was finalised by the Defence Acquisition Council ...New Indian Express, 4 days ago India Stocks Up on Howitzers to Defend Its Border with China Defense One, 2 days ago Govt okays huge gun deal, India to purchase 145 Howitzers catchnews.com, 4 days ago After Claiming MakeInIndia Howitzer Guns Are Better India Still Buys 145 From America Indiatimes, 4 days ago
AgustaWestland must not go the Bofors way is the common political refrain. To Bofors, you could add HDW, the scandal over the purchase of German submarines just four years after Bofors; Sukhoi 30 jets from Russia, Israeli Barak missiles, and so on.DNA India, 1 month ago Echoes of Bofors scandal in VVIP chopper deal Times of India, 2 months ago
Whether it was the Bofors gun in 1986 or Italian helicopters in 2012, a leak or disclosure at the source overseas is like dynamite, and usually impossible to refute.They acquire a life of their own in the hands of the media, says T N Ninan. The thesis that it is simpler, cheaper, more efficient and ultimately safer to finance political funding through offshore deals, and to park the money abroad, has been attributed rightly or wrongly to a long-dead member of the Gandhi family. The core ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Exclusive to The Gulf Today The raging controversy over the Agusta Westland bribery brings to mind the Bofors scandal which reverberated in India's political space for a quarter century before petering out with the bribe-takers getting away ...The Gulf Today, 1 month ago
New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Saturday cleared a government-to-government deal to buy 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzer guns for the Indian artillery from the United States. The guns are manufactured in the US by BAE Systems. It ...Deccan Chronicle, 4 days ago DAC clears big gun deal with US Asian Age, 4 days ago
The five-hour-long debate in a surcharged atmosphere in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday on the AgustaWestland helicopter scandal was a mock exercise for public consumption. There was perfect understanding between the ruling BJP and the opposition ...The Statesman, 1 month ago VVIP Chopper scam: Bofors mistake won't be repeated, assures Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar DNA India, 1 month ago MODI SPEAKS UP ON AGUSTACASE Yahoo! India, 1 month ago Agusta won't be Bofors, will nail bribe-takers, says Parrikar Times of India, 1 month ago
We get tangled up in our own crooked web on purchases, and the murky arms bazaar knows it, says Shekhar Gupta. We Indians are beyond boring old grandma's wisdom, like don't throw the baby out with the bath water. We just throw away the baby and keep the bath water. Take our military acquisitions, for example. Most new acquisitions become scandals. Many are then terminated, leaving our forces with a fraction of the needed inventory, and short of spares and ammunition. Nobody is caught and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Shekhar Gupta: Guns, thieves, and ghosts Smart Investor, 1 month ago Shekhar Gupta: Guns, thieves & ghosts Smart Investor, 1 month ago
This article first appeared on the Riding the Elephant site. Defense corruption scandals in India never blow up and dominate media coverage and political intrigue for their own sake. They do not develop becauseneither the defense ministry nor ...MSNBC Newsweek, 1 month ago Political Rivalry in India Endangers Defense Asia Sentinel, 1 month ago Italy exposes an ugly Indian scandal Pakistan Observer, 2 months ago
For those who are hoping the AgustaWestland chopper deal will become another Bofors and accelerate the political decline of Signora Sonia Gandhi, the Congress has sent out a different message through its aggressive stance in Parliament: Dream on. ...Firstpost.com, 2 months ago AgustaWestland is no Bofors: Congress, Sonia's brave face on chopper deal Firstpost.com, 2 months ago
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