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The sword falls on Deepak Talwar: Fall of a high-flying corporate lobbyist

On Wednesday the high-flying lobbyist was grounded after the UAE government gave permission to send him back to India in connection with various CBI cases

Deepak Talwar

Deepak Talwar (Illustration: Ajay Mohanty)

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Deepak Talwar was one of the country’s most high-flying corporate lobbyists. The suave, bearded boss of Deepak Talwar Associates, who operated in Delhi for many years out of an apartment aptly named “White House”, was well-known in the corporate world for offering his Midas’ touch to global multinationals finding it a challenge to negotiate the complex rules of foreign investment. 

He lobbied for anything they sought — permission to set up shop in India; tweaking rules, which would make it easier to do business; getting more seat allocation by reworking bilaterals for global airlines; and even helping them to fight their

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 10:29 PM IST

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