Prashant Bhushan Again Demeans Indian Armed Forces

Prashant Bhushan Again Demeans Indian Armed Forces

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Prashant Bhushan
Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan Again Demeans Indian Armed Forces

Prashant Bhushan the erstwhile member of Aam Aadmi Party who along with Yogendra yadav has formed Swarajya Abhyan Party has again demeaned the armed forces of India and its officers by alleging that Rafale deal is full of corruption. He went out to even say that Rafale will be bofors for Bharatiya Janta Party. In a time when Indian Armed forces specially Air force are in need of New Fighters such comments can further jeopardise the deal to buy more Rafale fighters from France (36 is already ordered).

Bhushan said the government should have blacklisted Thales. “But it gave the contract of Rafale jets worth Rs 58,000 crore to Dassault, which controls Thales. The press release by Thales describes this company as a member of the Rafale team. The chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Thales, Patrice Caine, was present with the CEO of Dassault for the signing ceremony of Rafale deal in the presence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar,” Bhushan said.

He said it seemed kickbacks had been paid in the Rafale deal and the government should come clean on the price negotiations for the fighter aircrafts from the beginning till date.

 

“The government should order an FIR against Verma and Thales for payment of commission in Scorpène deal and another FIR against Verma and the officers of Navy and Air Force for leaking defence secrets,” Bhushan demanded.