Vinod Adani’s curious relationship with the Adani group

Recent revelations point to his close involvement with the conglomerate’s key projects and entities even though he holds no official position in it.

The story of Vinod Adani continues to unravel. The elusive elder brother of Gautam Adani lives abroad, rarely appears in public forums and runs an empire of companies that have close dealings with the Adani group. As we reported in June last year, his relationship with the group has varied over the years, and defies a clear explanation. But in the months since, several new developments have taken place. 

In July, a tribunal dismissed a customs investigation that accused a Vinod Adani-run Dubai company of selling overpriced power equipment to subsidiaries of Adani Power in 2010, in what it alleged …


Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

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