Radia Tapes: (20090629_153059) Tata Executive, Radia
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From this call with a Tata Executive whose name is not clear, it is evident that Radia is very much into prospecting for minerals outside India also and she is in active touch with the Tata executives about it. But what is intriguing is that the Income Tax authorities who tapped her telephone, in one of the secret documents which was put out on this site, in May 2010, suspects her of getting into mines business herself. The later conversations with Jeh(as part of this Tata series) throws some more light as well as throws up more questions.
Radia: Yes (? inaudible name)
Tata executive: No… I was ah… I saw your mail to Mr. Muthuraman,
Tata executive: and in the mean time I heard from my colleague Mr. Baijal who is in Jamshedpur about this Africa opportunity.
Radia: haan haan...
Tata executive: toh Sierra Leone he seems to have looked at that in the past and doesn't seem interested in that
Radia: hmm.. hmmm
Tata executive: but Guinea and Senegal are something which can be examined this we have a more information on that
Radia: ok… ok..
Tata executive: so what I'm going to do is to write two line mail to you anyways saying the same thing copying Mr. Baijal also on that.
Tata executive: Mr. Baijal is the Group Director of Global Minerals. He looks after all the mining site of all these.
Radia: ok.. great
Tata executive: so.. so I am going write these mail to you
Tata executive: and then after that you can get more information on these two deposits
Tata executive: in dealing with the Senegal
Tata executive: than that I think those two can be pursued
Radia: ok.. now that'll be interesting because what I will do then really is just waiting get it,
Radia: you know the inputs from you before I really take it further although it didn't make sense for me to take it further.
Radia: So.. if I'll.. if you could sent me the mail than certainly that will be good then
Tata executive: In the next five minutes the mail will be with you and your other one on the Brazil
Tata executive: Mr. Muthuramman is traveling I think he will speak to you on Monday
Radia: hm.. hmm..
Tata executive: by that time I think we will give him also some input
Tata executive: I think he might be back to Mumbai on Monday and than he might speak to you
Radia: ok. fair enough
Tata executive: ok
Radia: ok, thanks.