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Ukraine Alleges Indian Officers To Get Bribe During A Defence Deal

Ukraine has alleged that kickbacks worth more than 17 crores were given to Indian officials during a defence transaction. India’s purchase of spares for military transport aircraft An-32 in which its Anti-Corruption Bureau suspects the involvement of Indian Defence Ministry officials.

Ukraine is investigating alleged kickbacks to the tune of $2.6 million (Rs 17.55 crore) in India’s purchase of spares for military transport aircraft An-32 in which its Anti-Corruption Bureau suspects the involvement of Indian Defence Ministry officials.

However Ukraine is alleging that huge amounts were involved as bribe in this deal.

Tagging the report by a newspaper, Gandhi tweeted, “Ministry Of Defence, India (MODI) officials, accused of making millions of $’s in kickbacks via Dubai by Ukrainian Govt. in AN32 deal.”

“Modi ji, as our self proclaimed chokidar, I urge you to take immediate action against your corrupt MODI officials,” he said on Twitter, using the hashtag ‘BJPDefenceScam’.

According to report , National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NAB) on February 13 this year sent a “request for international legal assistance” to the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Indian envoy in Kiev. In the request, Ukraine sought identification of the Defence Ministry officials who participated in the negotiations, development, signing and implementation of the contract.

This might be the latest scam that could irk the government which is already having huge trouble regarding financial administration.

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