Indian Army gets 5,000 bullet proof jackets, 7 years after planning to procure 3.54 lakh sets

The plight of Indian soldiers facing bullets from terrorists is worrisome if the lethargic pace of procuring bullet proof jackets (BPJs) is any indication. They have just 5,000 BPJs, as against 3,53,765 that was approved in 2009 for buying. The first lot of 5,000 BPJs reached last month as part of an indent for 50,000 sets … Read more

Indian Army brigadier, in charge of bombarding Pakistan in case of war, accused of corruption, harassment

A senior Army officer posted in a fighting formation responsible for bombarding Pakistani positions in case of war is facing charges of corruption and harassment of his subordinates. “The brigadier posted at the Nasirabad cantonment near Ajmer is facing serious allegations of corruption, falsification of documents and violent harassment of his subordinates including officers and … Read more

Rolls-Royce paid Sudhir Choudhrie £10 million for India Hawk deal: BBC investigation

THE BBC reported on Monday that an investigation conducted by its Panorama team and The Guardian has found evidence that suggests Rolls-Royce made secret payments of around 10 million pounds to firms linked to arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie that may have helped the company win a major contract for engines on Hawk aircraft to India. … Read more