LT. COL. SHARMA: Don't they give four options in [Kaun Banega] Crorepati?
TEHELKA: Yeah, okay, okay, okay.

LT. COL. SHARMA: We'll give you 10 options. The rest of the calculations you will do.
TEHELKA: Yes, yes. All that's our work.

*  *  *

BRIG. SEHGAL: So, I will give you the details of the ammunition immediately.

BRIG. SEHGAL: The biggest one.
TEHELKA: Okay, okay, okay. That one. If you have understood the last line.

*  *  *

SASHI: Sir's Air Force thing is there…

BRIG. SEHGAL: That I have said. How much ammunition we need…you'll go crazy trying to find out. Behan chod…who will supply this much stuff!
SASHI: Yes, the way BE-Delft is roaming around. Where will they get it?

*  *  *

After enjoying the hospitality of West End International at a five-star hotel, Brigadier Sehgal demands Rs. 2 lakh to give further documents relating to the procurement of Hand-Held Thermal cameras and other equipment that West End might be interested in supplying to the Indian Army. He accepts Rs. 20,000 and a little while later another Rs. 20,000. He also advises on how to proceed in the matter of bidding for the Hand-Held Thermal cameras.

TEHELKA: We have apologized for one thing, sir, that whatever is happening, we are going at a slow pace, but you can be rest assured…

[Gives money to Sehgal]

BRIG. SEHGAL: How much is it?
TEHELKA: This is 20 [thousand], sir.

BRIG. SEHGAL: What will I do with this?
TEHELKA: Whatever is coming, as it is coming, we are giving it to you slowly, slowly.
BRIG. SEHGAL: Let me tell you something. You keep this. Give it all tomorrow.

*  *  *

BRIG. SEHGAL: There are some principles in life.
TEHELKA: Haan, haan.

BRIG. SEHGAL: Whatever it contains that will increase later…meanwhile, I will tell you the items, the country of origin. When your talks progress, I will tell you where the country of origin is, it's on my fingertips.

BRIG. SEHGAL: I will tell you the name of the vice-chiefs, there are two vice-chiefs.
TEHELKA: Okay. Name will be told, name - question mark. Okay, sir.

BRIG. SEHGAL: Just write a letter to the Vice-Chief, MGO…that "we understand there is the requirement of hand-held HHTs." Our rate…keep our rate a bit low.
TEHELKA: All right, sir.

BRIG. SEHGAL: And send one to DGOS also.


BRIG. SEHGAL: I will take it from him today. Before that clear my dues. I have told the story…behan chod…that they are going for the TOT - transfer of technology. And as you had said, that you are ready to hand over the TOT. We would like to negotiate with you and we are ready to hand over the TOT. Behan chod, put that in also.
TEHELKA: All right, sir.

BRIG. SEHGAL: Even if TOT is a question mark, you at least ask because that man has to decide.
TEHELKA: Yeah, I can't decide.

*  *  *

BRIG. SEHGAL: Yeah, you can't decide. That's why I said, put a question mark.

BRIG. SEHGAL: See, the guy will think twice before signing…. Behan chod, see I have a counter offer and all these fuckers know about it. Either I give money behan chod to all of them. Include all. This mader chod is the way here. Not everyone gets the money. Whoever does the contract, gets it. You don't have to give.

*  *  *

BRIG. SEHGAL: So when you have initiated this to every fucker…
TEHELKA: From these five, either all of them will call, then all of them will ask.

BRIG. SEHGAL: All of them won't ask. I will tell you who will call, but when the next fucker knows that if I go in for this, when the contract has gone through, then behan chod…when a contract has gone through…why have you not gone through this? There is already a letter from so-and-so.
TEHELKA: Sir, that will kill the others' chances and he would straight come to me.

BRIG. SEHGAL: Then he will say why are you going for this? In view of the letter, why are you going for this?
TEHELKA: Sir, you go for this. And that is our company. The minute it is our company, we have got the thing. And then he will ask for his…his 10 per cent.

TEHELKA: So, it will go up to Lt. General.
BRIG. SEHGAL: Yaar, that goes on the powers of Brigadier Singh. May have to go to RM [Raksha Mantri] also.


BRIG. SEHGAL: Raksha Mantri. It will go to Fernandes sahib also.
SASHI: He also…

BRIG. SEHGAL: That behen chod is so money-hungry that one can just go on about it.

[Sehgal gets up to make another drink]

BRIG. SEHGAL (continuing): All these politicians are chutiyas. They are all different behind your backs.
TEHELKA: Sir, before this, for groundwork sake, can't we meet the sahibs?

BRIG. SEHGAL: Listen to me, why I am telling you do this, because that is reaching the financial stage.

TEHELKA: So we'll have to pay there also. If we meet five, we have to pay them all. We have no idea whether they will or won't do the job.

BRIG. SEHGAL: What I am telling you…
TEHELKA: It will be singled down to one person.

BRIG. SEHGAL: And, thereafter, I will tell you who the bastard is. I don't want to teach all the tricks because it has reached such a stage. Send a letter to the Raksha Mantri also. Address it to the Raksha Mantri and give a CC to everybody, behan chod.

TEHELKA: RM first? Sir, then how he will collect the money?
BRIG. SEHGAL: Behan chod, there are numerous channels for him.

TEHELKA: Those people themselves will contact us.
BRIG. SEHGAL: They will come on their own, they will contact on their own. All that you have to ensure, that it can function upto minus 40 degrees.

TEHELKA: 34, not 40 degrees.
BRIG. SEHGAL: If you make it minus 40 degrees, then nothing like it. Between 40 and 50. Because basically, what, where we want it is the Siachen. There it is between [minus] 40 and 50.

*  *  *

While Senior Section Officer P. Sashi had earlier given us some related documents regarding hand-held thermal cameras on various other occasions, he plied us with more of the same. Also, because we intended to expand our product range, the range of confidential documents that he supplied us varied from requirements of ammunition to II tubes to clothing and even helicopters. Here's a brief sampling of one such transaction.

TEHELKA: Now you have to find a way out of this…. What are you giving me today? You are giving me something just now?
SASHI: I can take out that other directory, you know…binoculars and specifications and catalogue and colour this thing…resolution.

TEHELKA: You have not brought anything now?
SASHI: That guy is doing like that…I told him I'll return it. There are his notes in it also. The note that the DG…the General has written.

SASHI: Process. And what has our General written? "Why we should process?" Something like that. It is still kept there. I want to replace it. I told the boss, and he asked me, "If he will replace it, but will he do it so soon? All right, as you wish. If you want to take it, you take it. If something comes out of it, good…"

TEHELKA: Achha, there are some scales too.
TEHELKA: That is the quantity?

SASHI: One battalion; 300 quantity. We have 360 battalions. One battalion; 36 quantity…36 piece for one battalion. So we have 360 battalion. 360 into 3.

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