By Pradip R Sagar
21 August 2016 – The Sunday Standard
NEW DELHI: When India is facing numerous cross-border troubles, terror and Naxal threats and insurgency in the Northeast, the Indian Army is operating in combat zones with sub-standard assault rifles. With the Army on the lookout for a worthy successor to the homemade INSAS rifle, the primary weapon for the armed and paramilitary forces despite its inherent problems, DRDO has got another slap on its face.
For nearly two decades, the Army has been looking to replace the INSAS rifles as there has always been a mismatch between its end-user and the manufacturer. To overcome this handicap, the Army is setting up its own weapon design think-tank.
Titled Army Design Bureau, the independent body will be headed by a Major General. It will function as the Army’s interface with leading research institutions such as IITs, DRDO, academia, Defence Public Sector Units and the industry to enable them to understand and appreciate the Army’s need. With this, the Army aims to bridge the gap between field requirements, available weaponry and military hardware.
For example, the main battle tank Arjun Mark-2, being developed by DRDO, has not been able to meet the Army’s requirements despite repeated modifications. Sources claim that officials from the agency fail to understand the Army’s requirements.
Even the Army’s 2009 tender for over 1.86 lakh bulletproof jackets after the ones fielded by the vendors failed the trials.
The Infantry unit desperately needs over two lakh primary 7.62x51mm assault rifles, 1.6 lakh close quarter battle carbines, 16,000 7.62mm light machine guns and 3,600 7.62 specialised sniper rifles. The new bureau is expected to expedite the process of acquisition.
It will be the main repository of technical know-how and will assist in the making of General Staff Qualitative Requirements, which lays down why the equipment is required, its physical and operational details, and the maintainability and quality requirements. This requirement will have innovative ideas developed by the field formations and generation of long-term research requirement for the Army and sharing it with DRDO and academia.
The design unit will have two wings. Technical resources will be in Delhi, while simulation, innovations and design wing will be in Secunderabad, a hub of defence research industry. “It will not only narrow down search of modern day weaponry but also pave the way for high-quality research and product development,” said an official.
The Army has wanted for long a separate organisation that can perform the role of a facilitator between the research and development efforts and procurement of weapons and equipment. This specialised design unit will bring in a synergy between multiple directorates of the army, responsible for procurement.
Officials claim that in modern warfare and increasing influenced technology, design and development and subsequent procurement of military hardware and equipment is becoming increasingly complex.
The critical military procurement should take place in a time sensitive environment to ensure timely availability of the weaponry.
Ha Ha, Probably they don’t need even a gun or pistol. They are not allowed to fire even pallets. Hence what our army needs to fire upon heavily armed militants and naxals, is not advanced guns, but something as simple as Gulels. Now DRDO would be establishing a Laboratory for developing non-lethal weapons to tackle militancy. And first project would be low velocity projectile launch systems, in form of GULEL. JUST KIDDING, don’t mind. Our weapons are upto the mark. Infact our army is capable of wining the battle against terrorists even without any weapons.
Corruption carried by Sh raja babu, Ms Jaya Shanti and Mr sandeep sharma
Respected Sir, This pretains to corruption carried out by Sh raja babu, Mrs Jaya Shanthi and Mr Sandeep Sharma, at SPIC.
Role of SPIC is to provide the communication system for passing the information. For this, communication Hardware and software are required.
SPIC role was to provide the NBC shelters. NBC shelter are nothing but consisting of racks and network equipment for providing the communication. Let us say, we want to send messaage to another location, like in our telephone services, phone lines are there, In this SPIC uses fiber and satellite communication. They are just nothing only it provides the medium for voice and data. SPIC maintains multiple backup, hence different types of medium like fiber optics line, satellite communication and other medium are recommended for passing the data. Now for passing the data, you need network equipment like modem, router and switches are used. If one sees, router, switch and modem are products available in the market. They are commerically available. raja babu and his team of traitors put the order of shelter that is consisting of routers, modem and switch. If one purchase directly from these vendor in open market (Sir PM’s policy), the cost comes to Rs 105 Cr. Sir, if you want, I can send you shelter and equipment details. You also can verify from the vedor. SPIC has paid Rs 328 Cr to PSU for these shelters. The loss is Rs 223 Cr to Govt. In this Rs 223 Cr, Rs 73 Cr are Raja babu and one of his company M/s Dass Hitachi & associates. These mobseters of traitors does not stop here. Sir, the equipment that have been used in M/s Dass Hitachi & associate shelter were never purchased. raja babu with help of SPIC scientists stole these equipments from SPIC and gave free of cost to M/s Dass Hitachi & associate and wrong billing was provided to govt of india. raja babu shown these as critical equipment and our honorable NSA Sh Ajit Doval was shown wrong information and in good faith, NSA sir cleared this.
Please ask for the details from SPIC (these mobsters of traitors), how much purchasing of communicaton equipment has been done in last 5 years and how much is being acutally used and consumption certificate.
Tendering process followed and name of bidders. It will give you stunning result. Most of raja babu companies.
In his previous posting at Project AD, Hyerdabad, raja babu played dirty game in Project AD . Raja babu purchased equipment from SEC industries Please ask for the details from Project AD), vendor recommended and enquire about relationship with raja babu.
How it is possible, for one shelter / equipment ISRO is paying Rs 30 Lakhs,whereas SPIC (Sandeep Sharam) are paying Rs 1.5 Cr.
The bribe earned by raja babu through M/s Dass Hitachi & associate is being used by raja babu to promote his personal interest.
your drive against corruption in DRDO is flopped. DRDO means corruption and corruption means DRDO. all are corrupt in ministry of defence top to bottom. you might aware of truth. newspapers cutting will not serve the purpose. DRDO is dragon nobody can beat it. you change your site name -DRDO The Dragon. akela chana bhad nahi phod sakta.
Well done Abba
Respected Sir, This pretains to corruption carried out by Sh Sandeep
Sharma,Sc `E at SPIC.
Role of SPIC is to provide the communication system for passing the
information. As I told in previous complaints, SPIC and ECIL has mainpulated
the national level Stretegic Project S21. How Sandeep Sharma with the help of
ECIL has placed a order of Rs 135 Cr to M/s Dass Hitaci & associates. This was
done on single tender basis by ECIL bypassing the CVC guideliness. This has
dented the image of DRDO and explained how bribe was shared by Sandeep
Sharma with ECIL. In this section, for the remaining work, order has been place
on three more companies :
M/s Global E network Ltd, 33, Rani Jhansi Road, Near Hanuman Mandir,
Jhandewala Ext, New Delhi 110055.
M/s Pan Telicom ltd, B-90, Phase V, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana
M/s Oth Infra, B – 90, PhaseV, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122016.
All above companies are directly or indirectly owned by sandeep sharma. It is
to be noted that M/s Oth Infra was launched by Sandeep Sharam for project S
21 only. It is interesting to be noted that M/s Pan Telicom Ltd and M/s Oth Infra
share the same address. M/s Oth Infra is using the Manufactuirng and assembly
Hub address of M/s Pan Tellicom ltd. (Please visit
This is blunder. This raises the question on ECIL Mangement. For so critical
project of national importance, what was the parameters for vendor
management was followed. What was the vendor selection criteria. How it is
possible, they are putting order to different companies bearing the same
address. What type of experience these companies have got. If it is possible,
ECIL management has placed order to these companies under the influence of
Sir, Project S21 raises the eybrow. The vendors like M/s Dass Hitachi &
associate, M/s Global e network, M/s Pan Telicom ltd, M/s Oth Infra ltd have
been injected by sandeep sharma and ECIL has placed order to these
companies viloating all the norms. It is requested and intersting to know the
vendors who have applied for these bids, whether they were actual vendor or
ghost vendor who just applied for name sake.
Sir, Everyone gained whether it is sandeep sharma, SPIC or ECIL, only country
India has lost. So much national importance project security has been
compromised. Sir, if you want, I can sent the list of items that have been
purchased for Project S21. All these items are commerically available. If one
purchases these items through open tender, we can save more than Rs 200 Cr.
These items will cost Rs 120 cr, where as govt has paid Rs 328 Cr. It is humble
request to look into this matter, if possible scrap the suspicious tendering
machanism and float open tender for these items, it will encourge more vender
participation and it will bring transparency and it is one step towards digital
Role of SPIC is to provide the communication system for passage of data and
voice. Like in commerical world, we use MTNL / Airtel/BSNL for passing the data
and voice. In SPIC, passage of data is critical, hence in addition to above, data
is also passed through satellite. In SPIC, generally for passing the data,following
equipments are used :
➢ 25 W KU BUC (Block Up Connector)
➢ 40 W EXC BUC (SSPA)
➢ Industrial Computer
These are standard items and all available commerically. In SPIC, necessity of
need (NON) is generated, certified as need by internal SPIC scientists, items are
purchased by limited tender through limited vendors (companies directly or
indirectly owned by sandeep sharma). In last 5 years, about 50 to 60 NON have
been initiated. All these consists of the same types of equipments. The quanity
of equipments are kept in such a way, there is no need of approval of high
autority. In last 5 years, sandeep sharma has generated about 50 to 60 files of
Rs 15 to Rs 20 Cr each. It is the clear case of violation of CVC guidliness as it
leads to spilting the tender. It is serious matter. Sir, I can send you these list of
items with make. If we purchase these items (Per case) through open tender,
the cost of these items comes to be Rs 3 Cr and SPIC had paid for these items
about Rs 15 to Rs 18 Cr and these Items are purchased through the above 3
companies of Sandeep Sharma or another companies related with Sandeep
sharma. More serious thing is items are never purchased by SPIC, items are
stolen by sandeep sharma from SPIC store and given to these vender. This is
for one case. For the last 5 years, about 50 to 60 such cases have been
initiated by Sandeep Sharma, One can imagine huge loss to the Govt of India.
This is bigger scandal compared to augusta or 2G. Sandeep Sharma manages
these vender and take commission in his wife international accounts in
Australia and Singapur. Sir,If you enquire the personal international trips of
sandeep sharma, and correlate with the purchase, and city and place of stay of
sandeep sharma in these foreign countries, things will be crystal clear. All the
trips of Sandeep sharma had been sponosered by the venders.
Sir, I humbily request you to do the following :
➢ check the purchases done by SPIC for the last 5 years.
➢ No of items purchased with make and their OEM and vender, from where
SPIC has purchased these items
S.NO of the items purchased by SPIC, S.NO of items supplied to SPIC,
S.No of items installed. It will help to check and estimate, how many items
have been stolen by Sandeep from SPIC store.
International visits done by sandeep sharma (One visit was more than
one month) and funding of these visits, international and national accounts of
sandeep sharma and his wife.
Sir, I can provide you the phone numbers (Listed and unlisted) of sandeep
sharma. Tracking of these numbers will give mind blowing results.
To order for enquiry of tendering process followed by ECIL and scrap the
suspicious tendering machanism of Project S21 and float open tender for these
items, it will encourge more vender participation and it will bring transparency
and it is one step towards digital india.
Track the following phone numbers
Sandeep’s Residence phone No: xxxx
Sandeep’s wife Meenu Sehtia phone no: xxxx (Used for
negotiating with vendor)
Sandeep’s Undiscosed number : xxxxx (used to talk to
Sandeep’s phone No: xxxx (used to talk to vendor)
Sandeep’s Singapure phone No: xxxxx
Sandeep’s email: xxx
If need arises from govt, these numbers (that have been put xxx) can be shared with investigating agencies. WIth the help of well wishers of DRDO and to fulfill the dream of PM’s corrupt free india, we are able to record the voice samples of Raja babu, sandeep sharma, jaya shanti and other officers, in audio clip, they are demanding money from vendor. It will be shared, if need arises.
If possible, to initiate a honest enquiry consisting of service officers, ISRO
scientists, DRDO scientists (clean image), officers from CBI, IB and CAG to
nail the culprit and clean the rotten system. It will help to fulfil the vision of
our PM of corrupt free India.
Pankaj, I agree with you. The main culprit is m/s Dass Hitachi. Dass Hitachi is working in SPIC from SK vasudeva’s time. SK vasudeva is king of all thiefs….Since vasudeva time, first items are put in the shelter, later on files were initiated by Sandeep Sharma… Items are stolen from SPIC store and dummies are put in the shelter…This practice is being continued till date.. Sandeep has carried the legacy of corruption from vasudeva…..
M/s Dass Hitachi is the main sponsor of illegal practices being carried out in SPIC….
sanjeev singh says
The appointment of raja babu as Program Director AD was totally wrong. He got promoted in 08 Oct 2015 and application for Program Director Program AD was sought on 08 Dec 2015 with requirement that is customized for raja babu…
By illegal means, he got appointment due to his proximity with Satish Reddy…
I want to ask competent authorigy, in which capacity, he is still continuing in SPIC.. Is Program Director AD can be run remotely.. Why he is sitting in SPIC…
Mr Pankaj, there are corrections in your post…Sandeep sharma is Sc F not E.. he got scientist F after two failures.. .he used to get all promotions as OS because of his proximity with then Director vasudev, Mr natwarlal of DRDO…One corrupt used to support another corrupt…. Sandeep’s wife name is meetu not meenu…
Sandeep has got international account in malasia also in addition to Singapur and Australia..The name of company is M/s Dass Hitachi ltd, not M/s Dass Hitachi & associates..
In future, take care…I have smsed your the account of malasia in addition to earlier SMS consisting of phone no and another accounts…