Apropos Drops Of Jupiter (April 30), Tatra will end up like Bofors—the only difference is Liechtenstein banks replacing Swiss ones.
A lot of people use nicknames like Panditji or Charlie, even Pres. George W. Bush used to call his subordinates with nicks :-)
A hugely lucrative defense supplies business empire and a powerful network of contacts and employees recruited by Mr Rishi from amongst former Army commanders and generals seem to validate the published accounts of the incredible bravado displayed by a retired army general allegedly telling the Army Chief that others before him had accepted bribes and his successors would do the same.
The retired general however has made a very valid point : For an honest man in Government service in India,it is a very lonely world. Besides, we all know that if a person in government service is very thoroughgoing in his honesty ( and is not just the "looking the other way" type), he won't be tolerated for long and schemes would constantly be hatched to get rid of him.. Some DISTINGUISHED examples are: retd. IAS officer K..Alphons, retd. IAS officer Arun Bhatia with many decades of service in Maharashtra, retd. IRS officer Arvind Kejariwal. Kudos to them all and others of their ilk . And may their tribe increase a million-fold !
TATRA will end up like BOFORS- the only difference would be LIECHTENSTEIN BANKS replacing SWISS BANKS. The same investigating agencies, the same political leadership and the same BILLIONS LOOT which will buy out everyone if NOT already bought.
It indeed is going for way too long.
Meghnath Desai put it correctly in different context, "India is not govern by rule of law, but rule of power".
Scary situation; mainly for a nation aspiring to be a super power (whatever that means).
On one hand India just dispatched a missile 5000km away; infact sent a rocket to moon;
on other we can't even make a good enough truck.
Private-public partnership is said to be the answer.
make sense to me.
I think we should revisit the Devas deal fiasco too.
Perhaps it was a bona-fide on part of G M Nair, while trying to build a PPP (public-private-partnership) environment.
It is also important that our professors contribute their depth of knowledge to private sectors, as happens in most develop countries.
I think many people know what is the problem and what is the answer.
Point is "will the real Slim Shady please stand up?"
And they are saying, they don't need Namo.
Twenty six years is a long time for the music to keep playing.
Can someone explain as to what is the meaning of the Title of this Wonderful Article ? A search on Google did not help me.
A wonderful Article. The best amongst the those so far published in Media in last 2/3/ weeks. But, the key part is how the fixing in procurement was possible in spite of having team of officers from Technical and Administrative Departments in process of procurement of Cranes, Spres, etc. It seems that for all these purchases a Single Vendor System was subtly or openly recommended. So who recommended it for years and who approved it regularly. Only that will indicate the subtle and powerful nature of the LOBBY of Tatra. More insight can be given to your reporter by a Senior honest officer in ARMY and BEML who must have recorded his objections on various procurement files from time to time. Hope next Article will be more informative as CBI is just not capable of understanding the intricacies in procurement in spite of avilbility of notings/records right inside various procurement files. Hope BEML and Army have by now understood the disadvantages in Single Vendor Procurement System and have started multi-Vendor Procurement. Incidentally the next Article may also cover as to what was the fate of Global Tender for procurement of Trucks, a decision taken almost 2 years Back.
All this stems from the fact that the judiciary in India is dead. ( Even Raja is in jail illegally - for show, through denial of bail, rather than robust justice. )
And the common Indian believes that CMD Natarajan too, will become an eventual 'beneficiary' of the moribund judiciary, which ( if ever it ) will deliver 'justice one or two decades later. By which our CMD may have 'respectably' retired. If luck does favour our accused, the media will forget about him, and some 'respectable' judge might adjust his case in his favour.
A long way from China where justice is 'delivered' by educated young men, in three months flat, and results in hanging corrupt leaders.
We at Outlookindia.com welcome feedback and your comments, including scathing criticism
1. Scathing, passionate, even angry critiques are welcome, but please do not indulge in abuse and invective. Our Primary concern is to keep the debate civil. We urge our users to try and express their disagreements without being disagreeable. Personal attacks are not welcome. No ad hominem please.
2. Please do not post the same message again and again in the same or different threads
3. Please keep your responses confined to the subject matter of the article you are responding to. Please note that our comments section is not a general free-for-all but for feedback to articles/blogs posted on the site
4. Our endeavour is to keep these forums unmoderated and unexpurgated. But if any of the above three conditions are violated, we reserve the right to delete any comment that we deem objectionable and also to withdraw posting privileges from the abuser. Please also note that hate-speech is punishable by law and in extreme circumstances, we may be forced to take legal action by tracing the IP addresses of the poster.
5. If someone is being abusive or personal, or generally being a troll or a flame-baiter, please do not descend to their level. The best response to such posters is to ignore them and send us a message at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT
6. Please do not copy and paste copyrighted material. If you do think that an article elsewhere has relevance to the point you wish to make, please only quote what is considered fair-use and provide a link to the article under question.
7. There is no particular outlookindia.com line on any subject. The views expressed in our opinion section are those of the author concerned and not that of all of outlookindia.com or all its authors.
8. Please also note that you are solely responsible for the comments posted by you on the site. The comments could be deleted or edited entirely at our discretion if we find them objectionable. However, the mere fact of their existence on our site does not mean that we necessarily approve of their contents. In short, the onus of responsibility for the comments remains solely with the authors thereof. Outlookindia.com or any of its group publications, may, however, retains the right to publish any of these comments, with or without editing, in any medium whatsoever. It is therefore in your own interest to be careful before posting.
9.Outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for how any search engine -- such as Google, Bing etc -- caches or displays these comments. Please note that you are solely responsible for posting these comments and it is a privilege being granted to our registered users which can be withdrawn in case of abuse. To reiterate:
a. Comments once posted can only be deleted at the discretion of outlookindia.com
b. The comments reflect the views of the authors and not of outlookindia.com
c. outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for the way search engines cache or display these comments
d. Please therefore take due caution before you post any comments as your words could potentially be used against you
10. We have an online thread for our comments policy:
You are welcome to post your suggestions here or in case you have a specific issue, to directly email us at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT