Tag: ANTRIX

Antrix-Devas case and PCA: BIPA with Mauritius needs to be relooked at

Lalit Shastri The termination of Antrix-Devas Agreement leading to Arbitration by the PCA under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and BIPA brings us to the core issue. Such bilateral agreements to promote and protect investments need to be re-looked at and revised with ex post facto effect. There cannot be bilateral agreements between countries that provide

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Process is on to offer Ka-band services without auction: Is it a backdoor deal?

Lalit Shastri A few weeks ago an innocuous notice appeared on the ISRO/Department of Space Website. The notice referred to an application dated 1 July 2016 filed by one Jupiter Satellite India Limited for securing an Indian orbital slot at 104 degrees East longitude to provide Ka-band services for broadband beams covering the Indian mainland

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CBI files charge sheet against former Secretary of Space and ED of Antrix Corporation

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation today filed a chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge, CBI cases at the Patiala House Courts in the capital against G Madhavan Nair, ex-Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, ISRO & Antrix, K. R. Sridhara Murthi, former Executive Director of Antrix Corporation Ltd, the then

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PSLV places six satellites from Singapore in orbit

Newsroom24x7 Desk Sriharikota: In its thirty second flight conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota today evening (December 16, 2015), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C29 successfully launched six satellites from Singapore, including the 400 kg TeLEOS-1, the primary satellite. The other five satellites were co. passenger payloads. PSLV-C29 launched all the six

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Antrix-Devas Agreement, national security and CBI

Lalit Shastri The CBI has taken a long time in completing the entire round of investigations into the Antrix-Devas scam and has registered a case against the accused only under Section 120-B, besides Section 420 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988. Section 120-B of the I.P.C. prescribes punishment for criminal

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