INDIA: AIR FORCE DROPS PLANS TO BUY SWISS AIRCRAFT AS CORRUPTION PROBE CONTINUES

On 13th July, the Hindustan Times reported that after the CBI charged unnamed officials of the Indian Air Force and the defence ministry, Pilatus Aircraft Limited and absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari for allegedly influencing the sale of 75 basic trainers ordered in 2012, the Air Force has decided to abandon plans to buy 38 more Pilatus PC-7 Mk II from Switzerland and, instead, launched a fresh global hunt for basic trainers.  The original contract for 75 trainers contained a clause for a follow-on purchase of 38 more aircraft.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/iaf-drops-plans-to-buy-more-pilatus-planes-amid-cbi-probe/story-o7n826VS83ZvA2cHPIlivJ.html

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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