Announcement

Collapse

New Site - PLEASE READ

Hello All,
My name is Ashley and I am the one that moved the forum to its new hosting location. This was done for security reasons and try to keep the forum from going down every other day. I understand that the new forum looks very different from the old one but I promise almost everything you had before you still have it might just be in a different place.

Items that are gone due to a limitation of the new hosting/ forum update:
- Awards
- Flags

As I was going thought your posts I was able to fix a lot fo the issues you were listing. Below is kind of a running list of issues an what is fixed and what I am still working on.

Items that I have fixed from your comments:
- Smilie are now working.
- Color/Theme changes
- Signature are now showing up. (Here is how to edit them https://screencast.com/t/OJHzzhiV1)
- Ranking is now showing up.
- Private messaging is now working.

Some issues I am still working on are:
- Missing items from the Calendar
- Like button the posts is giving an error.

One other note I have seen a lot is theme/color related items. I know this is important to all of you but at the moment the most important thing was getting you back a functioning forum with as many features I can get you back from before.

Theme/color is something we can change but it the moment I do not have the time and resources to fix all of the issue and design the site. I did do some theme updates yesterday but it is very time consuming. Please just be patient with the forum as we get it back to as close as I can to what you had before.

If anyone has any issues that they are running in to please let me know in the post below. Please give me as much detail as possible .
https://forums.armchairgeneral.com/forum/world-history-group-welcomes-you/armchair-general-magazine/5034776-new-site-please-read
See more
See less

Corruption in Indian Military Procurement?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    Nope you are dealing with the wrong side of the contract and have no reliable data on what happens on the non US side, such complaisantcy would make it all too easy
    Not sure what you mean. My response highlighted some bribery issues associated with US companies in the past and the resulting legislation.

    If my company hired a "non-US local consultant" it will show up under the contract. If the company paid for the "local consultant" off the books, they are leaving themselves open to some severe consequences including jail time for the responsible executives.

    Comment


    • #17
      Originally posted by MarkV View Post
      The way it worked in my time was that the non Indian company hired Indian 'Consultants' to "provide advice on local circumstances " etc for very high fees. The'consultants handled any corrupt practices off the record which acted as a shield for companies from countries like the UK and the USA that have specific laws against bribery in 3rd countries as their books would only show the fees paid to the 'consultants'. This was not unique to India as I know from experience that much the same could be found in Pakistan (even corrupter than India). Saudi and Indonesia. In Nigeria bribery was more blatant.
      Yes indeed. Much "third world'' business is carried out in a similar manner.
      "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
      Samuel Johnson.

      Comment


      • #18
        Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
        Yes indeed. Much "third world'' business is carried out in a similar manner.
        And most of first world corruption is this today; lecturers and consultants.
        In a swamp scum rises to the top

        Comment


        • #19
          Nobody being held to answer for this nonsense .What's the deal here?

          Comment


          • #20
            Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
            Nobody being held to answer for this nonsense .What's the deal here?
            It's just part of the culture, and there's little,realistically, that can be done about it.
            "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
            Samuel Johnson.

            Comment


            • #21
              Well something should be done. If that were done here somebody would looking at serious jail time.

              Comment


              • #22
                Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
                Well something should be done. If that were done here somebody would looking at serious jail time.
                India is not the USA however there was once a time when the US was a byword for political and financial corruption and an honest politician was once defined as one who stays bought. Standards have improved (and the corrupt have found cleverer ways of concealing their corruption)
                Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

                Comment


                • #23
                  India has huge problem with Corruption, and People though not like it but are used to it,

                  Both Congress and BJP has done it's bit to tackle problem but their own party men will not allow any reform to succeed,

                  Now it has became very difficult for Big Wigs to go away with corruption , a good functioning but unfortunately slow Judicial System dose not allows culprit to continue further.

                  Many Big Politicians end up in Jail. but due to their populist policies, voters tend to ignore their follies and reelect them again.

                  Caste, Regional Preferences decide the fate of a political candidate rather then his honesty and integrity,

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                    India is not the USA however there was once a time when the US was a byword for political and financial corruption and an honest politician was once defined as one who stays bought. Standards have improved (and the corrupt have found cleverer ways of concealing their corruption)
                    Aren't you the guys with surface ships without missiles, carriers without planes, and subs that leak? At least India got weapons that worked.

                    The UK's government has been for sale since the Colonial days, for sex if cash wasn't enough. Or at least those who didn't work for the Soviets were, anyway.

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                      Aren't you the guys with surface ships without missiles, carriers without planes, and subs that leak? At least India got weapons that worked.

                      The UK's government has been for sale since the Colonial days, for sex if cash wasn't enough. Or at least those who didn't work for the Soviets were, anyway.
                      Arnold J Rimmer:the Master of the Wind-up.

                      Are you saying the US arms dealing has always been squeaky-clean ?
                      "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
                      Samuel Johnson.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
                        Arnold J Rimmer:the Master of the Wind-up.

                        Are you saying the US arms dealing has always been squeaky-clean ?
                        Of course not.

                        But its as pure as the wind-driven snow compared to the UK. Aren't they having to gut an entire series of frigates to install engines that work?

                        At this point the Royal Navy has self-disarmed its entire tiny fleet.

                        The USN, always our weak link, has screwed up, but at least we killed the construction order before the first 'stealth' boat hit water.

                        I didn't start the finger-pointing, BTW. If you can't take it, don't try to run a bluff.

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                          Of course not.

                          But its as pure as the wind-driven snow compared to the UK. Aren't they having to gut an entire series of frigates to install engines that work?

                          At this point the Royal Navy has self-disarmed its entire tiny fleet.

                          The USN, always our weak link, has screwed up, but at least we killed the construction order before the first 'stealth' boat hit water.

                          I didn't start the finger-pointing, BTW. If you can't take it, don't try to run a bluff.
                          I agree AJR, But sadly the British that once run such things as the ship building still had a patriotism mixed in with the occasional backhander which carried on through to pride in their work. Sadly those days are gone and they don't give a damn as long as they can make a quick buck. I believe that the pride of country has gone down the plug hole in the UK and it is reflected in such things as you have pointed out. Thank God we can at least still point to our Top Regiments and Corps. lcm1
                          'By Horse by Tram'.


                          I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                          " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

                          Comment

                          Latest Topics

                          Collapse

                          Working...
                          X