To round up things now. To get an invitation for field
trials for West End HHTs it was important, as mentioned
earlier, that Major General Choudary was on West End's
side, which he was. What Choudary needed was some direction
from the ministry urging him to go forward in the case
of West End as he had earlier blocked the evaluation for
many other companies saying it wasn't needed anymore.
Next, is our meeting with Additional Secretary L.M. Mehta,
who proved invaluable in giving that cover to Choudary.
GEN. MURGAI: Sir, there is one UK-based company. West
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: It's a multinational spread over…
MEHTA: Hmm hmm
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: …various countries.
MEHTA: I see!
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: Their basic range is they are making
MEHTA: Hmm, hmm.
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: …and electronic testimonials…
MEHTA: Hmm hmm.
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI …rest they have got these night-vision
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: Okay. And now they are spreading
their tentacles…trying to come over to various countries including
MAJ.GEN. MURGAI: …i.e. they have made a beginning.
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: So, in due course of time they want
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: …he is representing them.
[Tehelka Investigative Team member gives his calling card
to Mr. L M Mehta]
TEHELKA: Sir, it is written the liaisoning…but I am
not a liaisoning…but I am the chief representative of this
company. I am the staff of, I am a employee of this company.
MEHTA: Hmm, that is good.
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: So, he is trying to now carry out
a study ki what all we can portray it in the commercial
market. And, whatever we could bid, tell them as the requirement
occurs. That he carrying out a study and…the…
MEHTA: What is the product range?
TEHELKA: Which one, sir.
MEHTA: Product range.
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: Product range. What all…
TEHELKA: What we have…
TEHELKA: Sir, we have a tank navigation system…
TEHELKA: And that is smart ammunition, and some very
typical type of bombs....
MEHTA: I see.
TEHELKA: So, a lot of products, we are supplying NATO
MEHTA: So you must remain on their payroll.
MEHTA: You should be employed.
TEHELKA: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
MEHTA: This...you are an agent and nobody would allow
TEHELKA: No, I am not a agent.
[Tehelka journalist laughs]
TEHELKA: Yeah, yeah, sir. I am a share…
MEHTA [interrupts]: It should be on the
TEHELKA: Sir, I am a shareholder of the company.
MEHTA: That's still better.
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: Actually, he is not a technical…
TEHELKA [interrupts]: Sir, I don't know any
MAJ. GEN. MURGAI: So, at the moment…
MEHTA [interrupts]: No, you should acquire some
designation like Director.
TEHELKA: Yeah, yeah… like that…
MEHTA: Sales or something, that public relations also…
TEHELKA: Yeah, yeah.
MEHTA: Because that would give you that the sounding
status instead of chief liaison officer.