No, I didn’t sniff out the details. Someone else did and let’s credit them. Precisely CNN-IBN folks “special investigation” team. It sounds like a cliche’; so as to say that it’s full of “sleuths”!
Well, the details are in the story linked here. If the special investigation team is reading this, Dudes, you need to sniff out the details of Huawei being favoured by BSNL despite being a security risk.
It was alleged in Business Standard that BSNL had asked Huawei to be blacklisted for delaying the supply of equipment. The blacklisting had to be done by Department of Telecom. For 4 months they sat on the proposal; now when BSNL has floated a mega tender for some million GSM lines, Huawei and their representatives are back in the contention.
The “special investigation” team need not raid the offices nor look forward to it’s “sources” in high places. The best way out is Right to Information act. The media can exert a lot of pressure and it would b worthwhile, in national interest, to probe the deal as to how could a Chinese modem landed on our desktops.
CNN-IBN calls this as a scam in MTNL. The director wasn’t available for comments. Of course, why would he come on screen? They are otherwise happy to be cocooned by a team of P.A.’s et al.