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Rajiv Gandhi was middleman for Swedish jet, says US cable

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  • Huduga, udipi

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    if tomorrow CAG find some irregularity in purchase of building material for Taj Mahal then again Gandhi family name will be dragged Unnecessarily Gandhi family name is used to get mileage i think so

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  • simple, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    Gladson, Brahmavar and
    Jude, Mangalore
    Both of them comment so well and always good to read their matured comments - unlike many here (including me)
    Hope they will keep commenting.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    Congress, BJP or any other pary supporters ...please don't support Corruption....

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  • rahul, mlore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    Jude There is a difference between a broker & asking donations during emergency get your facts right,
    God only knows what these Italians have brokered, undersold till date

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  • simple, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    It was not allowed in Congress for any Minister or official to be corrupt as such many left the party and formed new political parties where they are happily swimming in various corruptions\scams\communal agendas to divide Indian society which is together as one wherever Congress is in power.
    Due to this communal divide a couple of parties had good backing
    and it is natural too. But people now are aware of these tactics and how these politicians fleece the peoples' money and are wise to the extent that they may replace non-working\corrupt governments as they may do in this election in Karnataka.
    They are also against Janlokpal bill and bring in various non-relevant objection during discussion of the bill to delay as much as possible from implementing it.
    Everyone knows which is the best and only party that can give good governance and stability to the country.

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  • s, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    To enact lokpal bill there is a hurdle from the most corrupt party in the opposition otherwise it would have been in force by now!!!
    They had a chance too to enact this bill - remember..

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  • rahul, mlore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    The so called janlokpal bill to be tabled by khangress was full of holes that is the reason opposition was against it.

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  • Naveen Netakere, Netakare

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    All these debate would have been shut in a day if WikiLeaks were in India by sending CBI behind him/them and file FIR like JagM Reddy, put them behind bar etc etc, khel khatam.

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  • Dodanna, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    US is one of the biggest problem creator in the Universe. Never trust.
    They never allow any one to leave in peace.

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  • Allen DSouza, Mangalore/Houston

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    Many people here are jumping to conclusions, but honestly I don't understand what this ruckus is all about. Where does it say in the US cable transcript that Rajiv Gandhi was the mediator/middleman for the Swedish Jet deal? Headlines are written by journalists without reading the facts. Moreover, India didn't even buy those jets.

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  • Ooshigala Shunna, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 9 2013

    Once watch and hear the explanation given by Nathuram's brother for ending Gandhi in youtube. You will also feel that there was no alternative.

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  • My View , managlore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Rajiv was a corrupt PM , thats been proved over the years, Cong's always tried to hide it.
    If some BJP PM or top min had involved in such case, they would have highlighted for decades.

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  • Kumar, Bangalore/mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Hi Jude,
    Dont judge people that they belong to particular group like you have mentioned. There are still people left with independent view without any political ideology or association who thinks for the betterment of India.Never carry bigoted view because they criticized particular view.Anyways whatever you may justify your congress stand,one cannot deny the fact that congress made this great country to top most corrupt nation in the world.
    Never sell the nation for someone's own benefit, but this is what exactly UPA is doing from last 8 years.I am not sure whether you underatnd these points and facts but as long as congress rules this nation, I am sure India will be below Africa in the development index for sure.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Dinesh Poojary I know you are a smart man and so are many in the BJP, to get back power and even with the Congress may I suggest that you’ll consider giving a ticket to another Gandhi (I’m sure you’ll find someone by that last name) and make him your leader. Then with the Gandhi name all villagers will get fooled and this time vote for BJP, and the next Prime Minister of India will be a BJP-Gandhi.

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    It was known to everyone in that period that he had accompanied other defense engineers to Sweden to inspect the specification of the war-planes that India was supposed to procure.
    What is wrong in it?
    If Kissinger and the Swedish firm feels that way than Indian Govt cannot help it. In fact, he had gone there with good intention and not as a middleman.
    There is nothing sensational about it. Hence, the opposition need not blow this incident out of proportion to create the vote bank on false note, for the coming election.
    Jai Hind!

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  • Basil, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Why wikilickies (US Cable)interested in Indian politics. They will disappear after 2014 general election. Once Mrs. Mayavathi critisized & insulted them for their baseless allegation, now these shameless people are back again.

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  • Kumar, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Jude and all who hard-core supporter of Gandi Dynasty,
    Accept the fact and entire country knows how Congress have been looting g this nation. Only thing in the past it was congress absolute control, no one could dare to question then Congi leaders and now things have changed. Even CIA could not deny the Wiki Leaks cable news because all are authenticated messages. I don’t know when people will realise that Congress done more harm to this nation than any other party ( pls note all other parties) and they are still looting . Any country take it for that matter, all political parties do make money but not at the cost of their own country. But in our great nation it is opposite. From last 60 years congress looting this nation from every possible corners.
    So stop saluting Gandi dynasty members, look for some good leaders in congress. If they have potential count my vote too

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Ok Kumar and hardcore supporters of the sangh, please also in the same vein accept what the cables say about your defense minister George Fernandes having accepted money from the CIA. Don't be ive. Everyone also knows how Pramod Mahajan a once small time school teacher amassed crores and crores worth of wealth.Don't tell me God apapared in the night and poured wealth on him.Remember the old saying that when you point one finger at others, four others point back at you.

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  • Prakash Shetty, East Africa/Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    This is not scare we are worried about misusing the great mahatma gandhi....he knows these people will misuse congress name once they get independce that is the reason he asked all leaders to dis continue congress after Independce.

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  • Gladson, Brahmavar

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Yup Dinesh! Many Indians have this confusion...most of us still think that Narendra Modi is the cousin of Dr M C Modi while L K Advani is maternal uncle of Pankaj Advani and Sushma Swaraj's hubby is Lord Swaraj Paul's nephew. In fact DD Bharati channel is named after Uma Bharati and Rajnath Singh and Milka Singh are neighbours. Venkaih Naidu is the great grandson of Sarojini Naidu. Yashwant Sinha and 'Shotgun' Shatrugan Sinha are first cousins and Ravi Shastry is the descendant of Lal Bahadur Shastry while VVS Laxman is closely related to Bangaru Laxman. Isn't Mohd Kaif's grandfather and Katrina Kaif's father were brothers and for that matter even Kalpana Chawla is the maternal aunt of Piyush Chawla? Sunita Williams and Serena Williams are sisters and Venus Williams is their another sibling?

    But Kumaraswamy and Revanna are not related to H D Deve Gowda since they are not Kumarasway Gowda and Revanna Gowda and may be Sadanand Gowda is the 'opposite' of Deve Gowda since the former never ceases to 'smile' and the latter has never 'smiled'...what say?

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Actually their surname came from FEROZE GANDHY (pronounced as ಗ್ಯಾಂಡಿ). GANDHY is different from GANDHI. To take political advantage, they took surname of MAHATMA GANDHI. Still many village people believes that Rajiv, rahul, indira Sonia belongs to Mahatma Gandhi family.

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  • Lingappa, Kuppepadavu / Dublin

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Dinehsanna, With all due respect to political parties, you are right.moreover Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka too are not the real names, these names are simply Indianised versions to fool the naive public, The real names are Antanio Mano, Raul Vinci & Bianca Vinci.

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Dear Jude
    your justification may bring some relief to Congi's..that too temporary.

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Yes relief to Congis and stomach ache to Sanghis, but permanent.

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  • Gladson, Brahmavar

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    It's that 'Kissinger' again. Why 'Kissinger cables' never revealed anything about US-Israel nexus or even about the Rothschilds? That's a pure guess work. The title of the news says that Rajiv Gandhi was the 'middleman' for Sweedish firm and the very first sentence of the news says that Rajiv 'may have been the middleman'. Now only 'Kissinger' can explain the difference between 'was middleman' and the 'may have been middleman'. Endless bubbles came up and busted in the history. Veracity of this article is highly suspicious as it looks like inconclusive, incomplete, time barred and hypothecated speculation. Apart from it, can we believe Sweedish firm losing tender despite Rajiv Gandhi being the 'middleman'. Someone must be kidding to the core. He was far from politics during those years, working as commercial pilot in AI and busy settling down in life with Sonia. The allegation would make sense if the deal was sealed in favour of Saab-Scania, otherwise it is just speculations. It was at a time when no one including Rajiv himself would have ever thought that he would be the future PM. He might have been from the influential family but the cables also state that Indira Gandhi was not the one who would be influenced by anyone, including her son. Then why so much of noise for nothing? As general election is just a year away, printed and electronic Medias will get lots of such century-old news and make big hype of it. Who pays for this kind of hype is not important since the buyer is only one, 'voter'. Wait and see. Before the next general elections a lot more will come out from secret chambers.

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  • Stany D'sa, Balehonnur/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Rumours cannot be true.One need to prove in the court of law or else it has no bearing at all. We Indians cannot tolerate if some one is tarnishing the image of our late prime minister.

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  • Gurudath, M'lore/Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    People suspected him in Bofors. Now we know that the loot probably started much earlier..

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    I don't know how much Mr.Rajiv Gandhi made out of Bofors deal..but becuase of Bofors Guns,India could win Kargil war against Pakistan.Normal tanks can't be taken to that Kargil war place so easily..Even the Military officers accepted that truth.
    Mr.Rajiv Gandhi is little different from present politicians.India missed him very badly..

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Any thing new ?
    Dear Wistle blowers...please give us some refreshing news of other fly may be Modi or Reddy or Yeddi or any other than this fly. The whole country knows the Hanebaraha of this commission fly, its nothing new.

    For the Corrupt-sevaks wikileaks are under payroll of BJP/RSS & the PR group of Modi including Adhani...any surprise !!!

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    We are sick of hearing this.Only allegations but no proof.It gives sensational news to people for a few days and nothing else.The fact is Gandhi family baiters are just jealous of them.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Ab Naam se 'Gandhi'
    Duniya Nahin He 'Andhi'
    Pehle Sab The is Naam se' Bandhi'
    Ab Judi Hain Isse Hawa Bahut'Ghandhi'

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Come on Congi Supporters, Cheers it. One more Crown Jewel on your dirty kitty. Now start blaming BJP for this revelation. I think same family members are arriving at Karnataka too to give corruption lecture to beg votes for them!! Hip Hip Hurray

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Your silly comments shatter your own stupid allegations and accusations. If Rajiv Gandhi was so influential and powerful in decision making in the 70's then why did the contract finally end up with Jaguar and Mirage? Secondly even if Rajiv Gandhi was trying to influence the purchase of the Viggen fighter, the arm twisting of Sweden by the USA not to sell it to India proves that it was really an advanced and superior fighter that was suited for the IAF and which the Americans did not want to get into Indian hands. Therefore both your theories are proven wrong. Secondly the governments of V P Singh, Chandrashekar, Gujral and Devegowda were not able to prove any wrong doing on the part of the Gandhi family even though they had come to power on the back of the Bofors controversy. Finally your own NDA government which was in power for over 4 years could not find or prove anything.......So why are you shouting now. You think everyone is as stupid into believing that lies repeated again and again will be accepted as truth?By the way the worth of the Bofors guns were proven during the Kargil war.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Don’t be silly Dear Jude or Superman and no need for your stupid justification. Cable itself said so not me. Its’ not mere accusations, its’ fact only. So, it’s up to you now to digest the business deal or act as a dumb and dumber

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Yes, The cable also said MAY HAVE been.... Secondly it was sent by Kissinger. Since when have you BJP guys have begun believing in and loving that man. Back in the 60's and 70's he was an enemy of the Sangh parivar during your artificial nationalistic drama acts, Now suddenly he has become your trusted friend.

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    If these cables are the truth to you, then also accept everything that they say. Agree that your then defense minister George Fernandes accepted money from the CIA. Maybe he accepted it on behalf of some of your other great BJP leaders.Don't try to dance with one foot.

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  • Rahul, Manglore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Please give us some GOOD NEW NEWS without corruption done by CONGRESS public are feedup with this party rule this time will show them proper place

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    How the people are minting money..as a middleman..it's much easier job..everywhere u will find ..during even iran-iraq war...russia is supplying weapons to iraq..and on other hand..america was supplying weapons to iran thru middleman. weapons which supplied in iran..funds diverted to nicarguaa..for rebels who fight against communist rule..!! ek theer se do shikhar..and it's happened during reagan regime...fall of reagan main reason behind hit..!! most popular middleman in weapons are khassogi - uncle of dodi al-fayed (harrods) and one more isarel guy..!! world is spinning with rich people..!!

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  • mahendra shetty, mumbai,Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    GANDHEE FAMILY LOOTED WHOLE INDIA AND STILL LOOTING.....THEIR MAIN AGENDA IS CORRUPTION , LOOT, VOTE BANK POLITICS....STAY IN POWER AT ANY COST, SEND THE PEOPLE TO JAIL THROUGH CBI PROBE WHO SPOKE AGAINST GANDHEE FAMILY AND CONGRESS....WE HAVE LOT OF EXAMPLES..........2G, CWG, COAL, CHOPPER DEAL, ADARSH SCAM, ALL ARE HAPPENED BEHEST OF ITALIAN LADY....SHAME SHAME TO THESE PARTY......

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Bollu
    Matter Simpalu
    So what if not Rahulu
    There is Robert Priyankalu....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    I wonder why people are so scared of Gandhi Family. Now even BJP has a Gandhi Ambassador...........

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Indians are not scared at all for Mahatma Gandhi but sure scared duplicate gandhis family.... yes also scared how long we tolerate congi's cheaters and looters family in democractic set up....We want our india safe and secure, we cant run and take shelter in Italy...

    We are the biggest fools. We love cheaters and looters as our rulers. When will we change?

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    So, finally you accept that all remaining Gandhis are not Mahatma…….

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  • pavan, mlr/USA

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Please dont forget RSS man killed Mahatma gandhi .Nathuram Godse India's first terrorist from RSS

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  • ravi shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    There is nothing new in this revelation all 3 the trinity Rajiv, italian lady & amul baby are middleman for various companies.

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    To whom so much wealth accumulated..rahul baba..still not married..!!

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 8 2013

    Bofor deal king and Italian chopper deal queen... borned to loot, loot , loot... Enact Janlokpal or India is not safe and secure...

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