Businessman admits conspiring to ship sensitive military components to India

A businessman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy for illegally exporting sensitive US military components to India. Appearing before a federal judge in Washington, Parthasarathy Sudarshan admitted to a scheme to conceal the true destination for electronic parts used in missile guidance systems and jet fighters, and night vision filters used in combat aircraft. Sudarshan came to the United States and opened an office in Simpsonville, South Carolina. He was accused by the government of conspiring to violate US export restrictions by directing at least seven American firms he did business with to send deliveries to Singapore or to the office in South Carolina, where Sudarshan then re-exported the items to India.