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, 2 weeks ago
Echoes of Bofors scandal in VVIP chopper deal - Times of India, 1 month ago
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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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago VVIP Chopper scam: Bofors mistake won't be repeated, assures Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar DNA India, 3 weeks ago MODI SPEAKS UP ON AGUSTACASE Yahoo! India, 3 weeks ago Agusta won't be Bofors, will nail bribe-takers, says Parrikar Times of India, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago Shekhar Gupta: Guns, thieves, and ghosts Smart Investor, 3 weeks ago Shekhar Gupta: Guns, thieves & ghosts Smart Investor, 3 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago Political Rivalry in India Endangers Defense Asia Sentinel, 3 weeks ago Italy exposes an ugly Indian scandal Pakistan Observer, 1 month 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, 1 month ago AgustaWestland is no Bofors: Congress, Sonia's brave face on chopper deal Firstpost.com, 1 month ago
Here are the latest political developments in the controversy over the AgustaWestland deal New Delhi: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that the government will track down beneficiaries of suspected irregularities in the award of a ...Livemint.com, 3 weeks ago AgustaWestland: Govt will take case to logical end, says Manohar Parrikar Livemint.com, 3 weeks ago Augusta deal The Hindu, 4 weeks ago
Avoid knee-jerk reactions in defence scandals With the AgustaWestland controversy having returned to the political limelight, much is being made of whether the tainted firm was blacklisted' by the Congress-led UPA regime of the day and if the ...New Delhi Pioneer, 4 weeks ago
It is Gandhi's Italian connection that has yet again landed her in a public scandal. Being Defensive Now, this is unfair. Accusing Sonia Gandhi of receiving kickbacks from Augusta Westland when all of Rs 360 crore paid in bribes came from the ...Sunday Guardian Live, 4 weeks ago From Quattrocchi to Westland: Italians have let down Sonia Gandhi Afternoon Despatch & Courier, 4 weeks ago
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