Flying with impunity

Topics Rafale deal  | France | Congress

A fresh controversy over the 2015 Rafale fighter jet deal urgently demands a robust explanation from the government. This time the revelations from a French anti-corruption agency claim that commissions worth 508,925 euros were paid to an Indian middleman in a purportedly government-to-government contract. The payment was listed as a “gift to clients” paid by Rafale manufacturer Dassault to Sushen Gupta of Defsys, who is being investigated for money laundering in the purchase of helicopters from AgustaWestland. This money, according to Dassault, was part-payment for the manufacture.....

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