Indian Navy Commodore suspected leak led to soaring prices of Russia’s second-hand aircraft
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newspaper correspondent Zhang Wanwei
twists and turns of the Indo-Russian aircraft carrier deal has spread scandal. According to India’s “Daily News and Analysis” report website on April 13 reported that a senior Indian military official arrested for selling secrets to Russia have been investigated. He said the Russian military suspected of India used to buy Russian aircraft carrier the bottom line, making Russia the courage to raise prices with impunity.
2004 years, India has decided to retire to buy Russian aircraft carrier ‘Gorshkov “, to be modified as the core of its future fleet. Russia’s initial offer $ 964 million to Indians that pick up cheap. But after construction began, the Russian people to the ground repeatedly demanded increased workload increases, costs quickly soared to $ 2.9 billion. Despite India’s major defense project cost control has always been poor, but so outrageous price increases, let the Indian Army out of high self-doubt, “the ghost.”
provide the report quoted people familiar with the news that in price negotiations with Russia played a key role in the Commodore Jeddah Erxin Ge Suk, has accepted a few weeks of secret investigation. Singh three years ago, Russia was responsible for the Indian military presence, “Gorshkov” project director, sole supervision of renovation works and dealing with related technical issues. After returning home, he continued to participate in the project, and two other officers last year formed a special committee, with Russia on behalf of the Indian Navy aircraft carrier price negotiations. Taking into account previous years, the Indian Air Force to buy Russian-made fighters, several senior officials had been punished for alleged corruption, abuse of power Singh if the opportunity is not surprising.
“The Times of India,” a spokesman from the military the same day got the argument is that Singh is due to “personal behavior problems” and the survey. As to whether he used his influence in the purchase of “Gorshkov” aircraft carrier during the transaction with the Russian underground, and then fish for kickbacks and other illegal benefits, has not been determined.
reported that the military worry that leak from the Mystery may be just a huge Russian military-industrial conspiracy tip of the iceberg, which is trying to rush to India, where access to advanced equipment to extract the greatest possible profit. Singh, Brigadier General for investigation will be completed within a few days, the result may be to allow him to resign means the end of his military career. An unnamed official said: “Singh’s silence will be other officials involved may be a blessing.”