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'Rafale is not 2G or Bofors': Nirmala Sitharaman rejects demand for JPC probe into fighter jet deal
India

'Rafale is not 2G or Bofors': Nirmala Sitharaman rejects demand for JPC probe into fighter jet deal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday rejected the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into the Rafale deal, saying it was unlike the 2G spectrum or Bofors issues where aspects like the money trail surfaced.

Rafale deal row: By skulking in shadows, Narendra Modi giving Rahul Gandhi leeway to hurt BJP
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Rafale deal row: By skulking in shadows, Narendra Modi giving Rahul Gandhi leeway to hurt BJP

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no call to respond to Rahul Gandhi’s challenge to have a debate on the Rafale deal, by the same token he does have the responsibility to the people of India to speak out

'Rahul Gandhi played on Quattrocchi's lap, his audiotape on Rafale is fake': Key quotes from Arun Jaitley's rebuttal in Lok Sabha
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'Rahul Gandhi played on Quattrocchi's lap, his audiotape on Rafale is fake': Key quotes from Arun Jaitley's rebuttal in Lok Sabha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's attack came after Congress president Rahul Gandhi cited a purported audio tape of a Goa minister but refused to authenticate it. Here are the five key statements the Union minister made in the Lower House.

After Sacred Games controversy, petitioner files plea seeking regulation of OTT web series content
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After Sacred Games controversy, petitioner files plea seeking regulation of OTT web series content

The lawyer, Nikhil Bhalla, has filed the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of two contents from Sacred Games that according to him "tarnished" the image of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Congress manufactured fake row over Rafale deal to overcome limitations of its leadership, writes Arun Jaitley
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Congress manufactured fake row over Rafale deal to overcome limitations of its leadership, writes Arun Jaitley

What does the party do if its leader has inherent and inbuilt limitations? Its strategy, therefore, is one of distortion. If you have no issue, manufacture one. Hence the Rafale’s fake controversy.

Bofors case: 27 years after its formation, parliamentary panel likely to finalise report on controversy in Budget Session
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Bofors case: 27 years after its formation, parliamentary panel likely to finalise report on controversy in Budget Session

A parliamentary panel looking into the Bofors gun deal for almost 27 years is likely to finalise its report on the issue in the current Budget Session

AG's views against CBI filing appeal in Bofors case not binding: Govt tells Parliamentary panel
India

AG's views against CBI filing appeal in Bofors case not binding: Govt tells Parliamentary panel

Sources said the CBI is likely to decide in the next three days whether it will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the case or it will go ahead as a respondent in an existing case.

Mumbai CBI court convicts two for cheating, criminal conspiracy in Bofors scandal-related case
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Mumbai CBI court convicts two for cheating, criminal conspiracy in Bofors scandal-related case

In an offshoot of the Bofors guns purchase case, two executives of a private company on Sunday have been convicted by a Special CBI court in Mumbai for criminal conspiracy and cheating the Swedish company.

Pokhran M-777 gun explosion happened because of faulty ammunition, reveals probe
India

Pokhran M-777 gun explosion happened because of faulty ammunition, reveals probe

A preliminary investigation has found that faulty ammunition was the reason behind the explosion on the Army's new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 in Pokhran.

Bofors case: Supreme Court likely to begin final hearing on 1986 Howitzer gun deal scandal in October
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Bofors case: Supreme Court likely to begin final hearing on 1986 Howitzer gun deal scandal in October

Supreme Court is likely to hear in October a plea against Hinduja brothers for their alleged involvement in the kickbacks in purchase of Bofors howitzer guns

Bofors scandal: Public Accounts Committee asks defence ministry for missing files to check CAG compliance
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Bofors scandal: Public Accounts Committee asks defence ministry for missing files to check CAG compliance

PAC) has asked the Defence Ministry to trace and share with it all missing files related to the Bofors scandal, according to its two members.

Indian Army conducts field trials of M-777 ultra-light howitzers in Rajasthan's Pokhran
India

Indian Army conducts field trials of M-777 ultra-light howitzers in Rajasthan's Pokhran

Exhaustive field trials are being carried out on two long-range ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran which the Indian Army received from the US after a gap of 30 years since the Bofors scandal broke out, an official said.

Indian Army to receive first batch of modern artillery guns on Friday
India

Indian Army to receive first batch of modern artillery guns on Friday

Two of the 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzers will arrive in India from the US on Friday. It will be the first induction of the howitzers by the Army after the Bofors scandal broke out nearly 30 years ago.

To spare Rajiv Gandhi 'embarrassment', Sweden called off Bofors scandal probe: Declassified CIA doc
India

To spare Rajiv Gandhi 'embarrassment', Sweden called off Bofors scandal probe: Declassified CIA doc

The Swedish government knowingly called off the probe on Bofors scandal in order to prevent any embarrassment to Rajiv Gandhi, the then prime minister of India, a confidential CIA assessment which was declassified in December 2016 has revealed.

Amit Shah grabs Rahul Gandhi's 'dalali' barb and twists it into a clueless Congress
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Amit Shah grabs Rahul Gandhi's 'dalali' barb and twists it into a clueless Congress

Shah's presser deftly exposes the chaos and confusion amid Congress ranks, which seems unable to come up with a coherent response, post the surgical strikes on Pakistan's terror factories.

Vijay Mallya respects Indian judiciary but he also knows how to stay away from courts
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Vijay Mallya respects Indian judiciary but he also knows how to stay away from courts

If the government was serious they would not have let Vijay Mallya catch a Jet Airways flight as a commercial passenger.

India tells Swedish paper to retract President Pranab Mukherjee's statement on Bofors
India

India tells Swedish paper to retract President Pranab Mukherjee's statement on Bofors

Pointing out that that controversy circling President Pranab Mukherjee's recent comment on Bofors scam could affect the visit of Sweden later this week, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has claimed that India had warned it to delete the reference made by the President in an interview.

Quattrocchi's death brings no closure to India's 'open secret'
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Quattrocchi's death brings no closure to India's 'open secret'

The man at the centre of the Bofors scandal is dead today, but countless other Quattrocchis still strut their stuff in the power capital of India, wielding enormous leverage over defence acquisitions - and walking away with big-money bribes.

From Bofors to Agusta: How can defence deals be kept clean?
Business

From Bofors to Agusta: How can defence deals be kept clean?

Down the years, despite one corruption scandal after another, we've learnt nothing about making the arms procurement process transparent and corruption-free.

Average Indian cares about roti, kapda, makaan not Bofors
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Average Indian cares about roti, kapda, makaan not Bofors

Should political parties be more worried about mudslinging over cases from over a decade ago or about steadying the economy which is affecting the average Indian daily?