Monday, April 25, 2011

IAF Warned Against Aggressive Mkting, Corrupt Vendors


Beautiful timing, coming as it does smack in the middle of the end (hopefully) of the MMRCA journey. In what is indubitably inspired by the recent IAF bribery scandal at Aero India, Indian Defence Minister AK Antony today called upon the top brass of the IAF not to succumb to "corrupt practices indulged by vested interests in the garb of 'aggressive marketing’", demanding that the IAF "strive for probity and fair play in their day to day dealings". The Minister made the same call to the Army.

An IAF wing commander is shortly to be court martialled on allegations that he demanded bribes in exchange for favourable static display spots for aircraft at February's Aero India show (A Dassault executive who called attention on the IAF officer has since been blacklisted by the IAF).

The Minister said, “Time and cost overruns apart, there is always the danger of falling prey to corrupt practices perpetrated by vested interests in the garb of aggressive marketing. I strongly urge you all to stand guard with resolve against any such overtures. You must strive to uphold sincerity, probity and fair play, even in your day to day administrative work.”

12 comments :

Anonymous said...

Dude you forgot the report on J-20...
plz post it soon or state the time wen u r gonna post it.....

lspk said...

shiv when r u going to publish thr report about j-20 ?

Anonymous said...

Devil citing scriptures. Perhaps the armed forces also want to cut into kickbacks from military purchases. The biggest beneficiaries of arms purchases are the political parties in power.

Anonymous said...

Its good that Antony is the Defence minister while all these purchase is going on. At least he will try ensure no malpractices are going on. I believe he has done a good job

Anonymous said...

The actions of IAF is a day light corruption, where they are challenging the civil society, you are d heads.

I will give you an instance of an event, I happened to talk to a NDA graduate from IAF, his behaviour and body language was, you civilians are corrupt and have below average IQ and common sense.

We have the same attitude in Politicians, babus and govt chaprasies.


With these attitude, India will import weapons, provide our jobs to US/UK/EU/ect,encourage corruption for ever.

Anonymous said...

@anon 7:56pm while it is well known most politicians are corrupt, going on a random rant and calling everyone corrupt is plain silly not to mention immature.

The only thing the MOD is guilty of right now are delays. This is partly due to babu incompetence with offset proposals and partly trying to clean up a service where a few still consider it their right to hitch a ride on the gravy train.

DJ said...

MMRCA is a waste of taxpayers' money. We have 282 Su 30MKI on order and IAF is not content! How much do we need more. There is no end to this shopping spree aka corruption.

Shiv Aroor said...

Folks: My apologies for the delay in posting the J-20 post. My source is still to get back to me about posting -- it could take a while, but it'll be here first. Not to worry.

Anonymous said...

The wives and children of senior IAF officers should insist on imported stuff only in their houses. The local stuff is just not good enough. Brochures of foreign stuff can always be used to show how the foreign stuff is better. The neighbors can always be invoked to expedite the acquisitions.

They need not worry about the need or the affordability. Who has seen the future, the present is what is import-ant.

Anonymous said...

@Shiv...
well...klpd mat karna ;)

www.bharatgaurav.com said...

In our country most of the first division students get technical seats and become doctors and engineers.
Second divisioners pass MBA and control first divisioners.
Third division sutdents enter politics and control both of them
While failures join the underworld and control all of them. this is how life is

Anonymous said...

WTF r u doing ? Why did you used the picture of Rafales as a suggestive figure, what do you want to show ?