Originally based in India, but has shifted operations to other locations; reportedly formed in 1984, and has been exporting pumps, pipes, valves and glass machinery to Jordan, the UAE, Iran and Iraq since 1988; according to Indian court documents, exported 10 consignments of dual use goods worth US $791,343 without required licenses between September 1998 and February 2001; the goods included titanium vessels, atomized/spherical aluminum powder, titanium centrifugal pumps, industrial cells with titanium/platinum anodes, and others; the consignments were ostensibly exported to Dubai and Jordan, but seem to have been diverted to Iraq's weapon programs, perhaps for making rocket propellant and other military uses; reportedly dealt with Target General Land Transport and Indjo Trading in Dubai, Jordanian client Mohammed El-Khatib and his son, Abu Tariq, and the Baghdad agent company Al-Najah, the authorized representative of the Iraqi administration; according to the Indian government, the items exported can be used to produce "chemicals for mass destruction;" the company allegedly suppressed information, mis-declared the goods on export documents, and tried to export the consignments in the name of allied/associated companies; according to the British government, the company illicitly constructed a plant at al-Mamoun in Iraq for producing ammonium perchlorate, a key ingredient in solid rocket propellant; the plant, also known as the Al-Rashid factory, was reportedly built in 1999; the company also reportedly rebuilt the Fallujah chlorine plant in 1999 for the Iraqi Ministry of Military Industries; reportedly exported dual-use material to Iraq without U.N. authorization, including bleaching powder, ammonium perchlorate and engineering equipment; after an extensive investigation, Indian authorities suspended the company's export license; sanctioned by the United States government on February 4, 2003 pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 for knowingly and materially contributing to Iraq's chemical/biological weapons program; associate companies are British Scaffolding and Euro and Equipments Project Ltd.(also known as Euro International Project Ltd. ).
Hans Raj Shiv, also known as Shri Hansraj Shiv; also known as Hansraj Shiv; also known as Sayed Harat Hans Raj; NEC Engineers president; reportedly co-owner of the company; reportedly arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials in New Delhi, India on October 17, 2003; sanctioned by the U.S. government on July 9, 2002 pursuant to the Iran-Iraq Nonproliferation Act of 1992; sanctioned by the U.S. government on February 4, 2003 pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 for knowingly and materially contributing to Iraq's chemical/biological weapons program.
Sidharth Hans, reportedly co-owner of the company.
Shri Rajiv Dhir, 46 years old, resident of EF-19, Inder Puri, New Delhi, India; general manager (operations) of NEC Engineers; arrested by the Indian authorities on June 5, 2002 for the illegal export of goods to Iraq; reportedly released on bail in October 2002.
R.C.P. Choudhary, reportedly NEC technical director; reportedly detained in New Delhi, India in January 2003 under India's Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act.
Anna Kumar, reportedly NEC Chennai representative, reportedly arrested by the Indian Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in September 2002.