Swedish State Television Documentary on Bofors India
Voices Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | May 11, 2014 | 10:01am IST In the autumn of 2013, Swedish state television SVT ran a series of documentaries about people and events that marked Swedish history. The Bofors India Howiter deal was part of this prime-time series. Chitra Subramaniam was a key investigator in this 10-year drama (1987-1997) that unfurled in Sweden, Switzerland and India. The investigation contributed to the electoral defeat of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It also led to a protracted court-battle in Switzerland culminating in secret Swiss bank documents detailing the bribes being handed over to Indian authorities. The News Minute (TNM) bring you this documentary in the original language, Swedish. We have decided not to translate the programme in English. TNM is an English news website and news aggregator launched by Chitra Subramaniam and Dhanya Rajendran.