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    Anonymous

    Its sickening to see how all this is playing out in the Media, the Army has become a laughing stock in the eyes of the public. Really wish it all gets cleaned up sooner than later. I wont be surprised if the MOD is behind this to squish the office of chiefs even further. High time Govt appoints a CDS and shields our armed forces from all this gross manipulation

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    Anonymous

    Hey the BEML assembled Tatra truck in front is Pinaka Launcher built by L&T.

    The one in the background is a Smerch Launcher but I'm not aware of Tatra supplying trucks for Smerch.

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    Jay Bhattacharjee

    Why is young Aroor getting all hyped up about the Army's
    statement ? And resorting to inane Americanisms.

    Surely, this is a very serious matter that the Army has brought out. It points to dangerous machinations by some individuals who are trying to destabilise the Army. They are conspiring against the present COAS in order to implicate him in fabricated offences.

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    Anonymous

    TATRAs are used for SMERCHs as well as for Brahmos TELs.Nothing against TATRA as such as they are rugged and dependable trucks.The real scam is why BEML,after all these years has still not gone on to develop an indigenous capability of these grades of trucks. I wonder how much has indigenous content the TATRA has.Indian manufactures like TATA have also developed their 8X8 vehicles.Why has BEML not gone beyond a mere assembly agent of TATRA?

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    ANITA MAL

    Was'nt a former MGO
    the MD of TATRA?????

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    Anonymous

    sab chor hain …sipahi to hua kartey they..ab sirf chor hain chor…..sarhad ho ya sansad…bihad ho ya jungle…ab sab jagah sirf aur sirf chor hain….ek jata hai doosra aata hai…..its not democracy it a musical chair….sabko mauka milta hai..koi anaaj churata hai koi spectrum koi bofors koi coffin to koi bullet proof jacket..aur koi Adaarsh banata hai to koi sukhna….sahab jagah kam pad jaayegi example nahin…media ho ya election sab ek mandi hai mandi…jahan sab bikta hai…gareeb ki ijjat se le kar uski jaan tak..jo maango sab milega…yahan maseha bas paise walon ke hua kartey hain..aur gareeb ka saath to ab bhagwaan bhi nahin deta…log kehtey hain ki kalyug hai..hahahaha…kalyug..apne paap chupane ke liye kalyug bana liya …. warna to satyug main bhi sita kahan safe thi….ya draupdi ko to kuch hua hi nahin tha….bhai ye sab bahane hain…yahan to jahan mauka miley loot lo…jitna loot sako loot lo..bcz Karma is a bitch and it screws only those who r powerless …rich n corrupt to 21 topon ki salami le ke rukhsat hotey hain..tirangey main lipat kar…aur gareeb …bas uska naseeb..kafan mila to theek warna to kya hai….loot lo…jo yahan nahin loot sakta wo bewakoof hai…sirf lootne wala hi samajhdar hai..aur ye humne humari society se sikha hai…imaandar doctor ho ya engineer..bewakoof hi khelata hai…

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    Abhiman

    It is a very well known fact that ex-Army and ex-IAF officers moonlight as agents for Israeli and Russian arms. After retirement, they become full-time agents of Russian and Israeli arms companies.

    So, this news is no surprise.

    The lessons from all this are :

    1) We must stop treating our soldiers as demi-Gods. True, they are ready to lay lives but they can be as corrupt as the local neta or the local passport officers.

    2) That the armed forces do Not accept indigenous weaponry from DRDO may have this angle of corruption as well. Like a certain Army DGMF, who tried his best to stall Arjun's induction in the Army in favour of the T-90. Later, he got a nice slap on his face when the Arjun trumped the T-90s in trials.

    3) The Arjun's slow induction and favouring of T-90s, as well as resistance to induct fine Tejas Mk.1s, all the while flying those tottering MiGs smacks of a corrupt malaise within the armed forces.

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  9. 10

    A Mallu

    More on this

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  10. 11

    Anonymous

    Shiv is it possible to get the pics of indo-american exercise taking place in rajasthan.

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    An India

    Hope MOD does not start banning Tatra and Kamaz…so that MOD IAS babubs can start dreaming about new purchase ques .i.e. benefits like kin's seat in foreign/US universities or fund transfers to foreign Banks…which Government wouldn't disclose to media or public any way…so safe game for MOD babus.
    If any Ex ARMY/AF/Navy chief is working as Dealer/Agent for foreign company..what's wrong with that unless we buy a substandard/poor quality product ?????
    If during any deal it is found that the vendor's agent has paid kickback..ARMY?IAF/NAVY should do a another round of technical/qulity.. study/testing/trial/audit of the said vendor's product's to assure the Armed Forces that the Deal/Procurement does not compromise on any technical parameter/quality.

    Cancelling the contracts/banning the companies have resulted in Army not being able to buy a Single Piece of Heavy Artillery gun in last 30 Years after Boforce scandal(Army got only 400 155 mm SP guns instead of 1600 planned)..and now after Dennel,IMI and STK banned…who are left?…the same old Boforce (Now part of BAE)and The BAE itself..and Govt of USA (for Govt. to Govt. deal)..I guess..

    Also surprising that our open free and sovereign media and honest journalist's do not find/smell any kind of scandals in deals with US. Don no why ?
    India bought Fire Finding Radars,A second Hand Warship, P-8I LRMR ,C-130 J , C-17 , worth of 15-20 Billion USD…no scandals broke !!!
    And MOD babus,CBI,AGI all were happy so no issues crop up.
    Regards,

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  12. 13

    Mr. Ra

    Blame it all on Annaji and Ramdev.

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    Anonymous

    From the above comments it can be concluded that the countries which are providing military hardware to India are all corrupt. Soon our Govt. will blacklist all foreign companies who are willing to provide us arms and we will be left with no other option(since net indigenous output is zero). The time will be ripe for China and Pak to invade India.

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    Anonymous

    I hope Sunnithan writes a cover story on "Self before Corrupt"

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    DS Kumar

    This issue has made headlines today. is this the same issue which the Army Chief was referring. Congrats Shiv on a Scoop which was made public over 2 Weeks back

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