Responding to the new revelations in the Rafale fighter deal with France that anti-corruption clauses were waived by the government, former Indian Air Force (IAF) official who headed the Indian Negotiating Team (INT) on the deal said there were no anti-corruption clauses even in the Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA) with Russia and the U.S.
India has earlier concluded several IGAs with Russia and with the US through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of the U.S. department of Defence.
“The Russian proposal in the VVIP helicopter deal fell through because they declined to give an integrity pact. All the FMS procurements with the U.S. do not have integrity pact,” Air Marshal S.B.P. Sinha (retd), former Chief of the IAF’s Central Command, who earlier as the Deputy Chief of IAF headed the INT on the Rafale deal, told The Hindu. Read More