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Modi India’s second PM accused of suspicious defence agreement

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the country’s second prime minister accused by his political adversaries to be involved in corruption over a defence deal, a local media outlet reported on Monday.

During the 1980’s, former Indian premier Rajiv Gandhi was accused of receiving kickbacks in an arms agreement with Sweden’s Messrs Bofors. Modi is now being accused of looking after personal interests rather than India’s national security interests in a $8.7 billion deal with France’s Dassault Aviation to purchase Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air force.

“Neither government of India nor French government had any say in the commercial decision,” India’s defence ministry responded to the allegations.



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