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Smoking Guns: Eating Out Of A Foreign Hand

The smell of cordite over Bofors has subsided, but one question nags still: why did Bofors pay Q? Thereby hangs a shameful tale of missed chances.

Smoking Guns: Eating Out Of A Foreign Hand
Prashant Panjiar
Smoking Guns: Eating Out Of A Foreign Hand
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Whichever way you roll the dice, you’ll land on this question—why did Bofors pay Quattrocchi? We knew that in 1989. No Raksha Mantri to date has given the country a reply to that question. But more of that in some time.

One thing is certain. We never lose an opportunity to let ourselves down. The other, even more certain thing is that it is never our fault. The evil world conspires against us innocents to ensure that we remain corrupt, malnourished and hungry. In the BC days—before computers—we were able to keep a lid on our laundry. Today, it all hangs out in pubic, while we still blame the foreign hand. In times of yore, it was the CIA or the KGB. Now we just say foreign hand.

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