A series of 41 cables between 1974 and 1976 give glimpses into the “fighter sweepstakes” in India, with one wryly observing that the Swedish company had “understood the importance of family influences in the final decision in the fighter sweepstakes.” Dassault, the French aircraft maker, too had figured this out. According to the cable, their negotiator for the Mirage fighter aircraft was the son-in-law of Air Marshal O.P. Mehra, then Air Chief. SION NOT TO PURCHASE BRITISH JAGUAR BECAUSE OF HER PREJUDICES AGAINST BRITISH. DECISION WOULD BE BETWEEN MIRAGE AND VIGGEN. THE SWEDISH DIPLOMAT SAID THAT SWEDEN'S NEUTRAL POSITION IN WORLD POLI- TICS IS OFFSETTING VIGGEN'S HIGHER COST. HE EXPRESSED IRRITATION AT THE WAY MRS. GANDHI IS PERSONALLY DOMINATING NE- GOTIATIONS, WITHOUT INVOLVEMENT OF INDIAN AIR FORCE OFFICERS. 3. ACCORDING TO SWEDISH EMBOFF, NEGOTIATIONS WITH SWEDES ARE FOR 50 VIGGEN AIRCRAFT TO BE DELIVERED AT $4-5 MILLION PER AIRCRAFT* SWEDES BELIEVE INDIANS HAVE MADE DECISION NOT TO PURCHASE ANY MORE SOVIET MILITARY AIRCRAFT. 4. DAO COMMENT: DAO HAS NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO EITHER REFUTE OR CONFIRM THE ABOVE INFORMATION. SAXBE CONFIDENTIAL NNN"
A Film on Julius Assange,The Wiki Leaks Founder is being released. It is being screened at the Toronto Film Festival. Story and Trailer. The Fifth Estate, an unlikely thriller that chronicles the emergence of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and its enigmatic founder Julian Assange, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who … Continue reading Film On Wikileaks Julius Assange
The sudden death of Sanjay Gandhi, who was functioning as an extra constitutional authority, during his Mother Indira Gandhi's Regime sparked off a spate of controversies and some even linked Indira Gandhi ! Yet, the M.L. Commission appointed to enquire into this affair never submitted its report. Now WikiLeaks has disclosed ,quoting Indian Intelligence sources that there were three attempts on Sanjay Gandhi's Life. There are more mysteries like Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death in Tashkent after India won the War with Pakistan.
The recent WikiLeaks expose of US Embassy Cables have disclosed that AK Antony , Defense Minister of India was the one ,apart from Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, Youth Congress Leader of the Emergency imposed Period in India,to oppose Sanjay Gandhi, the extra Constitutional Power Center at that time. It is also credited with Jayalalithaa, the then Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu,India with flushing out the LTTE in the State. The curious fact is not these facts themselves , but who revealed this information to US Embassy officials.
I have posted on the inclination, subsequent acquiescence and participation of Rajiv Gandhi in Corrupt Deals in 2011. How rajiv Gandhi was involved the pay off s of the Bofors deal How he was paid,how the Swiss Bank confirmed his account details. Also a chilling story as to how a conspiracy was hatched to kill Rajiv Gandhi and how the French Intelligence tracked LTTE's movements to this effect. Now comes wikileaks story that Rajiv Gandhi, a' 'Transport Pilot' was considered to be a middleman for his 'Family Contacts'. This information traces the origin and emergence of Rajiv Gandhi in the Art of Corruption. Well, Congress will deny this story and the show will go on. BJP will protest initially and when Congress threatens to expose Pramod Mahajan's Fund Collection , the freeing of terrorists by the BJP Government and the affairs of Ranjan Bhattacharjee, BJP will zipper its mouth