Month: February 2013

Graphic: #ChopperScam Timeline

Shruti Pushkarna puts together a graphic representation of the process of selection of the AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter by the Indian Air Force (IAF), on the basis of the White Paper issued by the defense ministry on Thursday.

Why blacklisting doesn’t work

Blacklisting is the politician’s response to cop out of responsibility for ensuring a corruption free defense acquisition process, that serves no purpose for either the Indian armed forces or the taxpayer, and is effectively the application of rules that govern the PWD (Public Works Department).

#ChopperScam Chatter

The story about the arrest of Giuseppe Orsi, Chairman and CEO of Italian defense and aviation company, Finmeccanica, broke sometime on Tuesday afternoon, a few days less than a year when investigations first began into the company over allegations of corruption in Indian contracts.

Hawk AJT user meet in Bangalore next month

While this is the first time the conference is being held in India, the venue is quite appropriate, considering the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy will, together, constitute the largest operator of the aircraft once all deliveries are complete.

Video: Saab open to sharing tech with India: CEO

StratPost got a chance to have a quick chat with Saab President and CEO, Hakan Bushke at the beginning of Aero India 2013. He talks about his company’s growing relationships and activites in India and also touches upon the prospects of the latest Gripen E variant and the RBS-70 VSHORAD, which is being offered to India.