Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicBofors scandal

Topic: Bofors scandal

Bofors scandal – When Rajiv Gandhi’s biggest opposition was a swarm of angry journalists

In ‘The Commissioner for Lost Causes’, Arun Shourie writes about The Defamation Bill of 1988 that the press rose as one against.

Madhavsinh Solanki — Congressman behind Rajiv’s ‘no creamy layer’ push & key Bofors player

Four-time Gujarat CM Madhavsinh Solanki, who passed away Saturday, is also credited for building the Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi, Muslim (KHAM) electoral coalition.

How Army’s artillery modernisation plan, stuck in a rut after Bofors, is picking up pace

The Army’s artillery modernisation plans have picked up pace since 2010 and have a major indigenous component in them.  

Guns, Swedes and the Gandhis — how the Bofors scam tested the limits of the CBI’s power

In ‘A Road Well Travelled’, former CBI chief R.K. Raghavan writes about investigating the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bofors scam and cricket match-fixing scandal.

TN Chaturvedi, the CAG whose report on Bofors brought down Rajiv Gandhi govt 

The former IAS officer, who held various posts, including that of Karnataka governor, passed away Sunday night. He was 94.  

CBI probe into Bofors case to continue, to follow new evidence

A trial court observed that the CBI could further investigate the matter based on its own wisdom given that it has independent right and power to do so then.

SC dismisses CBI’s appeal in Bofors case, says grounds of delay not justified

A bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi rejected CBI's plea to disregard the 13 year delay in filing the appeal against Delhi HC's 2005 verdict.

Supreme Court washes hands off MPs law, and Afghanistan ties up with India

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Rahul Gandhi wants House panel probe into Rafale deal, but history shows it’s pointless

India has seen five Parliamentary panel probes into corruption and impropriety but not one has led to any real action.

Guns, thieves & ghosts

India, tangled in a web of defence acquisitions, will likely keep muddling along, battered by scandals and shortages, and not catching any of the guilty.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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