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3 decades after Bofors scandal, India gets its first howitzer guns

After a 30-year wait for new artillery guns since the Bofors scandal, the Indian Army on Thursday received the first two ultra light howitzers from the United States as part of an order for 145......

Sweden stopped Bofors probe to save Rajiv from embarrassment: CIA files

Sweden terminated investigation into Bofors arms scandal in an attempt to shield the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi from embarrassment as it felt further probe may throw up more revelations of......

Augusta scandal has put Congress on the back foot

  Whether it was the Bofors gun in 1986 or Italian helicopters in 2012, a leak or disclosure at the source overseas is like dynamite, and usually impossible to refute.They acquire a life of......

'Lalitgate like Bofors, is there a V P Singh in this government or outside?'

Lalitgate is so much like the Bofors arms scandal that eventually brought down the Rajiv Gandhi government despite his humongous parliamentary majority, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi tells......

Bofors scandal was just a media trial: President Pranab

  Almost three decades after the controversial Bofors scandal, President Pranab Mukherjee has called it a media trial that could not be proven in any Indian court. The remarks have come just......

Do politicians really want to bring black money back?

At the height of the Bofors scandal, one distinctly remembers that a Swiss bank account code-named 'Rajiv' made it to the headlines. The then opposition was jubilant that it had 'caught' the then......

10 arguments on demonetisation I am fed up of

In all the time he has spent in bank and ATM queues, these 10 arguments were being thrown at him constantly by those supporting demonetisation, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Uttam......

Rahul's 'suit-boot' jibe: Modi to turn pro-poor in Budget

The record of other prime ministers too shows how much can change when a prime minister is faced with the two-year challenge, says T N Ninan. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn pro-poor......

How far has India gone on reforms since Narasimha Rao's regime

While previous governments had shied away from reforms, the PV Narasimha Rao's government launched broad reforms encompassing the real, external, monetary, financial and fiscal sectors.  ......

Saradha allegations now at Mamata's doorstep

The investigation into the Saradha scam by central agencies along with rise of Bharatiya Janata Party as a more agressive and vocal political opposition in West Bengal compared to the Left Front,......
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Faulty ammunition reason behind M777 gun explosion, reveals probe

A preliminary investigation has found that faulty ammunition was the reason behind the explosion on the army's new long-range ultra-light howitzer... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2017/sep/24/faulty-ammunition-reason-behind-m777-gun-explosion-reveals-probe/6e7a0059499c7486bb510c868ceade5f
Army's new howitzer damaged while firing Indian ammunition

The Army's new long-range ultra- light (ULH) howitzer M-777 was damaged during a field trial in Pokhran firing range and a probe has been ordered... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2017/sep/12/armys-new-howitzer-damaged-while-firing-indian-ammunition/baaac104125179a944f994f19d48dec0
Sitharaman has a lot to do

'She has to get the funds, cut through bureaucratic flab, speed up modernisation, ensure planned acquisitions stick to timelines, make... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/sitharaman-has-a-lot-to-do/20170907.htm
Army's 'big bang' welcome for Nirmala

The 155-millimetre, 52-calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System demonstrated its potential to be a world-beating system, reports Ajai Shukla.... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/armys-big-bang-welcome-for-nirmala/20170906.htm
SC agrees to hear plea challenging dropping of charges against Hinduja brothers

The Bofors scandal has returned to haunt the Congress. The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal of BJP leader Ajay Kumar Agarwal... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/india/sc-to-hear-plea-challenging-hc-order-quashing-charges-against-accused-in-bofors-pay-off-case-2038424.html

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