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1. Is Devas a “fake” company without employees or investors?

Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd was conceived in the early 2000s by global pioneers in the fields of satellite communications.  Devas built a team of unrivalled expertise and industry experience, joined by investors with a global track record in the satellite communications industry. From the date of execution of the Devas Agreement in January 2005 and […]

2. Did the Indian military need S-band spectrum for national security reasons?

There was no evidence that the Indian military had concluded or advised that its needs couldn’t be met when Antrix and the Government of India unlawfully terminated the Devas Agreement and expropriated investments made by Devas’s shareholders.  Beginning in 2005, Indian authorities conducted reviews of future S-bandwidth requirements for military and para-military agencies regularly(1) and […]

3. Did Devas peddle technology that did not exist?

Antrix & ISRO, including the Department of Space, were well aware that Devas had met its financial, technical and strategic milestones under the Agreement up to the day it was unlawfully terminated and expropriated by the Government of India. The Suresh Report within ISRO in 2009 concluded there was “absolutely no doubt on the technical […]

4. Did Devas abide by the agreement it signed?

Devas met all of its contractual obligations and reached all of its key milestones under the Agreement until it was unlawfully terminated by the Government of India.  It had satisfied all of its financial obligations to Antrix, secured over $130 million from investors, including a global leader in telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, and two leading technology […]

5. Did the Government of India abide by the agreement with Devas?

No. Antrix/ISRO breached the Agreement on multiple occasions. The Agreement called for a June 2009 deadline for Antrix to launch the two satellites, PS1 and PS2, which Antrix failed to meet.(1) Devas made every effort to get these satellites launched.(2) For example, the contract clearly stated in Exhibit B, paragraphs 2.1 and 2.2, that failure […]

9. Why did Devas pursue international arbitration?

When Antrix and the Government of India unlawfully expropriated and terminated the Agreement, they violated not only the terms of the contract, but also bilateral investment treaties signed by the Government of India.  Before invoking arbitration, Devas wrote to the Prime Minister of India, outlining the many achievements of the Antrix-Devas partnership to date which […]

10. Did the Government of India violate international law when it terminated the Devas Agreement?

Yes. Not only did Antrix unlawfully violate the Devas Agreement’s own termination provisions, but two separate arbitration tribunals have concluded that the Government of India violated two separate bilateral investment treaties (BIT) with its unlawful actions in procuring the termination of the Devas Agreement.  The Government of India violated the India-Mauritius BIT, signed in 2000, […]

12. Was the Government of India’s “charge sheet” part of a misinformation campaign to unduly influence arbitration proceedings?

The Government of India has weaponized its judiciary and law enforcement agencies as part of a secret campaign to unduly influence the global arbitration proceedings. In 2016, the Government of India instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) draw up a “charge sheet” against former officials and Devas leadership in a bid to instill fear […]

13. Has the Government of India weaponized its judiciary and law enforcement authorities to target Devas officials and investors?

Yes. After losing three arbitration cases, proving that Antrix violated the Devas Agreement and the Government of India violated two bilateral investment treaties, the Modi government chose to weaponize the country’s own justice system in a last-ditch effort to evade the judgments.  While pursuing attempts in the Delhi High Court to set aside the judgments(1) […]