Air India’s failure resulted in Deepak Talwar’s Gain

Shady deals of Deepak Talwar lead to the financial failure of Air India

Deepak Talwar an influential corporate lobbyist was instrumental in minting money out of India’s biggest government Airlines.

It has been alleged by Enforcement Directorate that Government officials abused their official positions as public servants to cause financial losses to Air India. They received illegal gratification, in conspiracy with other public servants, private domestic and foreign airlines, made the national carrier gave up profit making routes and profit making timings of Air India in favour of national and international domestic and foreign private airlines. The Enforcement Agency could establish the links between the Government officials and the Power Broker, Deepak Talwar who was the middleman between Emirates, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. These three Gulf based private airlines were allotted the most lucrative routes which were once dominated by Air India.

As a result, Air India suffered huge loss of market share and also led to pecuniary benefits to private domestic and foreign airlines.

Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia are claimed to have paid a total sum of USD 60.54 million to the firms directly or indirectly owned by Talwar between April 23, 2008 to February 6, 2009.

Buying Airbus aircrafts

The Talwar aviation scandal doesnt stop with the ceding of profit making routes. It is also alleged that Talwar was instrumental in the purchase of AirBus aircraft by Air India. As the middleman in this deal his companies or not for profit organisations received kickbacks of over Rs 88 crore in the account of Advantage India, the NGO controlled by him.This deal eroded the profitability of Air India.

RT Study reveals that the accused was found to be associated with atleast 17 different companies in India.

Companies of Deepak Talwar

RT Research on Deepak Talwar reveals that he was broker for telecom and aviation deals.His companies were associated with GMR and Telecordia.

Regtech Times conducts the research on heightened risk individuals in India. Research on Deepak Talwar is available on verification. These research reports decrypt the universe of companies around Deepak Talwar and are helpful for bankers and investors to understand the risk associated with the undisclosed potentially related parties.

One of the company associated with the accused is Delhi Duty Free Services Private Limited. Here is the list of companies where Deepak Talwar was associated in past as per the Registrar of Companies.

CompanyDesignationAppointment DateCessation Date
MARS SYMBIOSCIENCE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector27 April 200707 June 2012
MARS SNACKFOOD INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector27 April 200707 June 2012
MARS PETCARE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector27 April 200707 June 2012
MARS NUTRITION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector25 April 200707 June 2012
IDFS TRADINGS PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector07 September 200611 September 2006
KONCEPT RETAIL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector02 February 201002 January 2015
INFINITY DUTY FREE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector22 June 201218 November 2015
SKYLARK WAREHOUSING SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector21 March 200501 February 2011
ADD LOUNGE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector10 March 200828 March 2008
CEDAR TRAVELS PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector02 June 200501 February 2011
MNP INTERCONNECTION TELECOM SOLUTIONSINDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector31 May 201109 February 2012
HEALING VAIDYA FOUNDATIONDirector19 May 199827 May 2015
TRACK INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector01 April 199801 September 2010
FIRST STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PRIVATELIMITEDDirector12 June 200916 February 2010
INTEGRAL PR SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector08 August 200227 November 2013
AIRPORT TALENT MANAGEMENT PRIVATE LIMITEDDirector16 June 200914 May 2010