Skip to comments.Conduct of senior naval officer in Gorshkov project under scanner
Posted on 04/12/2010 8:17:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
A senior navy officer, who played a crucial role in the acquisition of Admiral Gorshkov, the Russian aircraft carrier, has been placed under the scanner. Investigators are looking into whether commodore Sukhjinder Singhs proximity to some Russians was in any way linked to problems associated with the Gorshkov project, including the escalation in cost as well as delays. Singh was in charge of the aircraft carrier project in Russia, and had been stationed there for many years. The commodore was deputed there to supervise the re-fitting and technical requirements.
The probe also focuses on his improper personal conduct. The carrier has for long been in focus for the quantum jump in its cost the project cost has gone up from Rs4,870 crore in 2004 to Rs11,650 crore currently. In the second week of March, during Russian prime minister Vladimir Putins visit to New Delhi, India had in a controversial move agreed to pay $2.33 billion for the refitting as against the original $974 million agreed upon in 2004. Singh was posted in Russia until about three years ago, and was probably the senior-most officer there to oversee the Gorshkov project. On his return to Delhi, he was appointed to the crucial post of principal director (aircraft carrier project) looking after the Gorshkov project from the headquarters. All of this underlines Singhs extensive involvement in the project.
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Oh, and by the way, he’s Sikh.
In a civilized country (not run by liberals, either) he'd have got the death penalty.
But I don't here you condemning a fellow inhabitant of the subcontinent for killing his own children.
I missed that part. He killed his own children?
You still aren't addressing it, so I thought I'd give you a reminder over here.