WASHINGTON (AP) A businessman was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison for conspiring to export sensitive military components to India.
Parthasarathy Sudarshan, 47, pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy. He admitted to a scheme to conceal the true destination for electronic parts used in missile guidance systems and jet fighters and for night vision filters used in combat aircraft.
The electronics equipment went to three Indian government agencies: the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, which researches spacecraft and ballistic missiles; Bharat Dynamics Ltd., a key agency in the nation's guided missile program; and the Aeronautical Development Establishment, which is developing the Tejas combat jet.
Sudarshan, of Simpsonville, S.C., was sentenced to 35 months in prison.