India bans six defence firms for ten years

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  1. black eagle

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    Six Foreign, Indian Firms to be Black-Listed: Antony

    Defence Minister A K Antony today said the CBI has recommended black-listing of six foreign and Indian firms for being involved in "illegal gratification" in the Ordnance Factory Board scam on 2009.

    Answering written queries in the Rajya Sabha, he said fresh show-cause notices have been issued to them after the chargesheet was filed by the central investigating agency.

    The companies that have been recommended for blacklisting by the CBI, include Israeli Military Industry (IMI), Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK), German Rheinmetall Air Defence and Russian Cooperation Defence along with two Indian firms.

    Antony said the decision to take penal action against the firms would be decided in consultation with Law Ministry and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

    Asked about the action taken against the Israeli firm, the Minister said IMI has been provided all available documents and has been directed to submit its reply to the show-cause notice within 15 days.

    Due to the blacklisting of these firms, several defence ministry acquisition projects had either been stalled or scrapped.

    This includes the artillery modernisation programme and upgrading of existing Indian Army howitzers.
     
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    OFB to take action against six defence firms

    OFB to take action against six defence firms - Indian Express


    The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is taking action against six defence firms, recommended for blacklisting by the CBI in a graft case, after giving a personal hearing to them.



    As per a CBI report, six companies including Israel Military Industries, Singapore Technologies, German Rheinmetall Air Defence and the Russian Corporation Defence were involved in payment of illegal gratification to former OFB Chairman Sudipto Ghosh.



    The other two Indian firms named by the CBI in the case are R K Machine Tools and T S Kisan Company Limited.



    “In April 2011, the Ministry has directed OFB that in accordance with principles of natural justice, before taking any decision on the show cause notice it would give personal hearing to the firms. Action is being taken accordingly by the OFB," Defence Minister A K Antony said in reply to a Lok sabha query.
     
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    if you black list these companies then nothing much will be left for import.
     
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    That is very true. This again highlights the need for India to develop indigenous technology that are at par with the best in the world.

    Just like Sudipto Ghosh, there is a strong possibility of men of dubious integrity in the Army who have constantly tried to avoid one-to-one Arjun-vs-T-90 trials and the subsequent induction of the Arjun.

    One should not be very surprised, however, that it is but a widely accepted habit among Indians, be they TTEs, policemen, politicians or people in Defense, to take bribes, in cash or kind, and be disloyal to their respective professions, and thereby, the nation.
     
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    India bans six defence firms for 10 years

    NEW DELHI — India on Monday blacklisted six armament firms for 10 years for their alleged role in a 2009 weapons bribery scandal, a government statement said.

    The firms targeted by the defence ministry included Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, Switzerland's Rheinmetall Air Defence, Israeli Military Industries Ltd and Russia's Corporation Defence (CDR), the statement said.

    "The firms were recommended for blacklisting by the Central Bureau of Investigation on the basis of evidence collected against them," the statement by the defence ministry said.

    The two other companies blacklisted were both Indian firms -- RK Machine Tools Ltd and TS Kisan and Co Private Ltd, the statement faxed to AFP said.

    No comment was immediately available from the companies named in the statement, which said those blacklisted cannot do business with the Ministry of Defence "for a period of 10 years".

    India froze deals worth $1.5 billion in 2009 with seven companies after police arrested a top defence ministry bureaucrat on charges he allegedly accepted bribes from the firms.

    The firms were issued notices to show why action should not be taken against them in relation to the bribery case, the statement said.
    "The decision to debar (the companies) was taken today after taking into consideration their replies," the statement said.

    Indian defence procurement has traditionally been an opaque business, marred by postponements, and repeated re-negotiations over cost and scandals.

    An artillery bribery scandal in 1986 involving then Swedish firm Bofors AB led to the downfall of the government of then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

    The nuclear-armed South Asian giant is one of the world's biggest military spenders, purchasing weapons worth tens of billions of dollars to modernize its million-plus army, which is the world's fourth-largest.

    AFP: India bans six arms firms over bribery scandal
     
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    MoD Debars Six Firms From Business Dealings For 10 Years

    MoD Debars Six Firms From Business Dealings For 10 Years

    The Ministry of Defence today decided to debar six firms-
    M/s Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd. (STK)
    M/s Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI),
    M/s Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD),
    Zurich, M/s Corporation Defence, Russia (CDR),
    M/s TS Kisan & Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
    M/s RK Machine Tools Ltd., Ludhiana



    rom further business dealings with the Ordnance Factory Board, Department of Defence Production, MoD, for a period of ten years.

    The firms were recommended for blacklisting by the CBI on the basis of evidence collected against them. These firms were issued notice to show cause as to why action against them should not be taken consequent to the filing of the chargesheet in the case related to illegal gratification against former Director General of Ordnance Factories Shri Sudipto Ghosh and others. The decision to debar was taken today after taking into consideration their replies.





    No Tar-21 spare, No Barak 8, Hundreds of JV will crash, With Russia there will be no T-90S latest Ammo, All targeted JV with CDR will crash..

    Army is going to get hit most..
     
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    Where is link kunal !
     
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    What is the idea of banning firms if corruption is the way the Govt works?!

    Can we ban the Govt?

    How many of the corrupt Ministers and Bureaucrats are in jail?

    We are only cutting the nose to spite the face!

    Same way as we did with Bofors and then were in a tizzy during the Kargil War!
     
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    NRJ has already provided that.

    Exactly. This is plain idiotic. How many corrupt minsters are in Jail, courtesy the CBI? CBI probably is the worst agency we have, always ready to give a lap dance to the ruling Government.
     
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    These all firms are a cover up for some one else.. ? the real worry is when the govt uses CBI to blacklist firms engaged in Army procurement in the name of corruption like the Singapore firm..... 155 mm Guns !
     
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    we are screwing up our-self big time....................:tsk:
     
  13. Kunal Biswas

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    Chindits
     
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    Kunal there is a very good chance for the Indian arms development to grow. That is the positive.
     
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    If there is going to be War Indian Citizen Soldiers are going to Pay with there Blood..


    1. Army structural Modernization is Halted.

    2. Army sources of Procurement is almost halted.

    3. OFB & DRDO production facility are not funded enough, No steps to improve there condition hence slow or NO ! Induction or needed weaponry.

    4. Moles in Army as well as OFB & DRDO are slowing any Modernization process or Innovations.




    If something gone wrong all will blame Army !

    Media will be start its Negative PR against Army to destroy Image of Army in eyes of fellow Citizens..

    This is a recipy for Destruction of the Country..




    Sorry if i overacted..
     
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    For that you need to pour money into Indigenous Development R&D infrastructure, Also Manufacturing Plants..

    We are spending 12billion actually 18billion USD on MRCA purchase, Only 1/4 of this Money is spend ed in R&D..


    These People are not even helping Indigenous industry to stand on there own feet..
     
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    hahah GOI and her sarkari babus.

    They banned bofors
    In fact Bofors provides best Guns
     
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    Maybe this will give a chance for them to grow. It would be interesting to know where the kick backs went, and they being targeted instead of just black-listing the companies.
     
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    Bookmarked, thanks.
     
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    To be very very frank we are screwed big time and most of which is our own making, only if we had done things smartly things would have been different, now if you black listed everyone then who will supply you ??.
     
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