A news item in a popular section of the media with the title “Vodafone, Antrix/ Devas: When government goes back on commitments made, it scares away investors” is obviously batting for the vested interests – especially with regard to the Antrix-Devas agreement that was abandoned due to alleged criminal offence by those who steered and materialised it.
When it comes to Antrix-Dewas, it is not a case of government going back on any commitment. Its a case of crime, where the CBI has already done its investigation and found enough prima facie evidence to book the accused under multiple Sections of IPC and anti corruption law, including criminal conspiracy.
The Indian government is not bound by any compensation ordered by an American Court, any other court or tribunal. The culprits have to be brought to book and that should be the priority of the Government of India.