FNR also gave a call to “re-imagine the Indo-Naga Peace Process,” a call for a complete overhaul which signals a dead-end for the ongoing peace process. But the Centre’s interlocutor for Naga talks and Deputy National Security Advisor, R N Ravi, denies that the talks have reached a dead-end.
The CVC also dismissed two other allegations by Asthana, one about Verma helping cattle smugglers in West Bengal and another about the transfer of a Special Information Report related to a Joint Director of the CBI.
Meanwhile, the high-powered selection committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met to decide on the future of Verma. However, no decision was reached, with the committee scheduled to meet again at 4 pm Thursday.
For the contentious eastern border with China, the IAF also plans to deploy a squadron each of Chinook and Apache helicopters, besides the Russian S-400 missile system and a squadron of the Rafale fighter aircraft.
Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has made a strong case for a 2nd indigenous aircraft carrier. While govt considers it too expensive, the Chinese expansion in the Indian Ocean Region cannot be overlooked.
“Sherpa sent a letter to the National Public Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) conveying information from the Indian press by drawing the attention of the PNF to this case,” spokesperson for the French National Public Prosecutor’s office has said.
The case had stemmed from another case registered by the CBI in January 2015 in which Bhandari was named along with Joint Commissioner Sallong Yaden who was arrested while allegedly “receiving” a bribe from Shreyans Bhandari.
The complaint was lodged at the end of October with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, seeking an investigation into the circumstances under which 36 combat aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold by France to India in 2016.
Pricing details of 36 Rafale fighters being bought from France submitted in sealed cover to Supreme Court. On October 31, hearing PILs questioning the government-to-government deal between India and France for purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft in flyaway condition.