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Air India: The Niira Radia Tapes

As the CAG report puts the spotlight on Mr Praful Patel's tenure as Civil Aviation Minister, we present a selection from the Niira Radia tapes which were directly about irregularities at Air India

Air India: The Niira Radia Tapes

While the CAG's Report on Performance Audit of Civil Aviation in India, which was placed in Parliament today, has understandably put the spotlight back on Mr Praful Patel's tenure as the civil aviation minister and while the focus as yet is on its questioning the quantum jump in aircraft orders for Air India and Indian Airlines and the speed with which it was cleared at all official levels in 2005, those who have followed the sector, and listened to the Niira Radia tapes, would know that the rot ran much deeper.

We list below links to some of the tapes which had references to Mr Patel and Air India

‘Woh Waapas Bhijwaya Tha (Document On Praful Patel)’
Cecilia, June 20, 2009
Magazine | Dec 27, 2010

‘I Think He (Praful Patel) Has Worked As A Minister For Naresh Goyal’
N.K. Singh, May 29, 2009
Magazine | Dec 27, 2010

#83 Upender?: Jun 20, 2009 20:27:32
AI disinvestment -- asset stripping
Web | Nov 18, 2010

#117 Ratan Tata: Jul 07, 2009 20:29:07
'I met Raja today. I went to see him today and he is alright. He is a happy man. The Chief Justice has given his clearance on him and he’s happy. He’s really happy with that'
Web | Nov 18, 2010

#118 Jaideep Bose, TOI: Jul 07, 2009 20:44:12
Praful Patel's made 15,000 crores
Web | Nov 18, 2010 Niira Radia Tapes

#121 Sunil Arora: Jul 08, 2009 08:44:32
Web | Nov 18, 2010

#122 Tarun Das?: Jul 08, 2009 08:53:21
Web | Nov 18, 2010

#124 Sunil Arora: Jul 08, 2009 09:27:26
Asking Sunil Arora to send pointers for Tarun Das who's meeting the PM on how Naresh Goyal and Vijay Mallya have connived with the minister to destroy Air India
Web | Nov 18, 2010 Niira Radia Tapes

#126 Surajeet Dasgupta: Jul 08, 2009 09:46:37
Praful Patel 'screwed up the airline'
Web | Nov 18, 2010

All of these are part of the Niira Radia Tapes I & II and are also available from the tag page for Air India

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