Cablegate India Documents

  • 3 assassination bids were made on Sanjay Gandhi: WikiLeaks April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The US Embassy cables accessed by WikiLeaks have claimed that there were three assassination attempts on late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's second son Sanjay Gandhi. A 1976 dispatch says Sanjay was the target of an unknown assailant in a "well planned assassination attempt" during the Emergency. It...
  • Indira Gandhi offered nuke technology to Pak: WikiLeaks April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks say that late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had written to the then Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1974 offering to share nuclear technology but only if proper conditions for trust were created. The offer was rejected by Bhutto. The...
  • WikiLeaks allegations only a sensation: Congress April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has trashed the latest WikiLeaks revelation naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as mere 'sensation with no substance'. Reacting to the revelation, Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi said, "I do not know on what grounds such a story was published." "Right below this article, is an article...
  • WikiLeaks allegations: Oppn demands answers from Cong April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Opposition has questioned the Congress over the latest revelations by US cables WikiLeaks naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded that the Congress comes clean on it. "Today, the WikiLeaks revelations are serious. They are connected to the...
  • Credibility of WikiLeaks is questionable, says Congress April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has rejected the WikiLeaks revelation that named late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. Reacting to the allegations, Congress said, "The credibility of WikiLeaks is questionable and any case the author is planning a political party. We don't give importance to the allegations and...
  • Was Rajiv Gandhi a middleman for Swedish jets before becoming PM? April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The latest WikiLeaks revelations from US Embassy cables have named former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. National daily The Hindu has published their findings of the Kissinger cables, which claim that Rajiv Gandhi may have been a middleman for a Swedish Company before he became the...
  • WikilLeaks founder Assange hits back at Mayawati September 6, 2011

    New Delhi:WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati apologise for her attack on him and quipped that he would send her a range of the finest British footwear if she sends him a private jet. Assange's comment came in response to Mayawati’s allegation that the...
  • Mayawati corrupt, authoritarian: WikiLeaks September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has a "penchant for personal corruption" and a strong authoritarian streak, according to WikiLeaks. The whistleblower site claims that Mayawati's close confidante and Rajya Sabha MP Satish Mishra told US officials on May 29, 2007, 16 days after...
  • The WikiLeaks owner has gone mad: Mayawati September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleging that "he had either gone mad or is working with our opponents". Reacting to WikiLeaks revelations about the money spent by her, Mayawati termed the claims by the whistleblower site as...
  • Essar denies paying protection money to Maoists September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Essar Group on Tuesday rejected the allegations made in the US diplomatic cable published on WikiLeaks that it paid protection money to Maoists, saying it is a law abiding corporate. "Essar is a law abiding corporate. We don't think it is appropriate or...
  • 'Moderate Hurriyat favoured hanging Afzal' September 6, 2011

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference leaders were privately in favour of hanging Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru if he was guilty but felt that he did not get adequate representation during parts of his trial, leaked US diplomatic cables have claimed. "While they (moderates) were concerned that Afzal did not...
  • Essar pays protection money to Naxals: WikiLeaks September 6, 2011

    Washington: The Ruias-led Essar Group, which has mining interests in Chhattisgarh, pays protection money to Maoists to safeguard its operations in the state, a leaked US diplomatic cable said. "A senior representative from Essar, a major industrial company with large mining and steel-related facilities in Chhattisgarh, told Congenoff (Consul...
  • Mayawati sent jet to fetch sandals: WikiLeaks September 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati sent a jet to pick up a pair of sandals, according to leaked US diplomatic cables. "When she needed new sandals, her private jet flew empty to Mumbai to retrieve her preferred brand," a cable said describing her...
  • WikiLeaks: Mayawati sent a jet to Mumbai to get her a pair of sandals September 5, 2011

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  • 'US felt Telangana surrender harmed Cong' September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: By "surrendering" to the Telangana statehood demand, the Congress opened a can of worms and came across as a party that appeared "weak and feeble" and one that can be "easily bullied and intimidated by threats", according to US assessment of the situation in 2009. In a secret...
  • D Raja demands explanation from govt over WikiLeaks September 4, 2011

    D Raja reacts to the WikiLeaks cable that quotes former national security adviser as saying India wasn't serious about David Headley's extradition. ...
  • 'India wasn't serious about Headley's extradition' September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: New revelations in a US cable released by Wikileaks state that India was never really serious about 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley's extradition. The cable says that in December 2009, former national security adviser MK Narayanan had told the then US ambassador to India Timothy Roemer that New...
  • WikiLeaks: Congress neither secular nor courageous; BJP opportunistic and exploitative August 26, 2011

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  • WikiLeaks: Maran predicted DMK's downfall in '08 May 23, 2011

    New Delhi: As the DMK reels from the double shock of losing the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections and MP Kanimozhi behind bars in the 2G scam, it seems that one top party leader had seen it coming. Top secret US Diplomatic cables accessed by WikiLeaks and published in...
  • WikiLeaks: ISI allowed attacks in India May 9, 2011

    Washington: The ISI facilitated militants to cross the border to carry out strikes on Indian targets chosen by the Pakistan Army, several detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility told US interrogators, according to a fresh set of American diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. The interrogation reports quoted a detainee as...
  • Left will win Bengal, Kerala polls: Karat March 27, 2011

    This week on Devil's Advocate, Karan Thapar talks to CPI(M)General Secretary Prakash Karat about the Left's view of its prospects in the forthcoming elections, WikiLeaks and more. ...
  • Left will win Bengal, Kerala polls: Karat March 27, 2011

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How does the Left view its prospects in the forthcoming elections? That's one of the key issues I shall explore today with Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat. Mr Karat, Let's start with the forthcoming elections in West Bengal...
  • US refused to help India on IC 814: WikiLeaks March 23, 2011

    New Delhi: More WikiLeaks revelations have emerged from the over five thousand US diplomatic cables on India that have been accessed by the Hindu newspaper. The Hindu reported that the FBI did not respond to India's requests for assistance in the IC 814 hijacking investigation as it did not want to...
  • RS adjourned thrice over uproar on WikiLeaks March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes leading to three adjournments over the issue of WikiLeaks expose and reported telecom irregularities during NDA regime. As soon as Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley rose to say that he had given two notices - one on privilege motion against the Prime Minister...
  • WikiLeaks: Narendra Modi's rise worried US March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The US revoked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's visa in March 2005 after his administration failed to control the Godhra riots of 2002. The latest WikiLeaks cables accessed by the Hindu newspaper have revealed that in 2006, however, sensing his growing rise at the national level, the US...
  • WikiLeaks: Americans saw Pranab as future PM March 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The latest WikiLeaks cables point to a static, dormant Indo-US relationship, with bilateral ties going nowhere. The Hindu newspaper has accessed the leaked cables which show that American officials are not happy with what they saw as the UPA government's "frustratingly cautious'' approach to Indo-US bilateral ties. They blame...
  • WikiLeaks: BJP doublespeak on N-deal exposed March 19, 2011

    Delhi BJP was on Saturday hit by the Wikileaks expose with US diplomatic cables stating that the party leadership had told them that its criticism of the US in public was to score "easy political points" against UPA and when in power, it would not harm the Indo-US nuclear deal....
  • The Last Word: Did Cong use cash to buy trust vote? March 18, 2011

    On The Last Word, Karan Thapar discusses the Wikileaks revelation with N Ram and David Mulford. ...
  • PM denies 'cash for votes', says no proof found March 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday appeared to raise doubts over the veracity of diplomatic correspondence cited by the WikiLeaks and insisted that he had "not authorised anybody" to purchase votes nor was he involved in any such "transactions". Under fire from the Opposition, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended...
  • US didn't favour Pranab as FM: WikiLeaks March 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The appointment of Pranab Mukherjee and not P Chidambaram or Montek Singh Ahluwalia as the finance minister of India during the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) seemed to have caused the United States of America some heartburn. According to the latest WikiLeaks cable published by...