By all counts, Rajiv Gandhi was one of the most horrendous choice for India’s Prime Minister. He oversaw by far one of the most terrible massacres, and started the mess in Sri Lanka. Was responsible for Bofors scandal, and unleashed the sorry phenomenon of his incompetent and thoroughly corrupt wife and kids. A legacy that he perfected. Here is the Wikileaks on how he played middleman in Saab-Scania aircraft deal.
Late PM Rajiv Gandhi may have worked as a middleman for Swedish company Saab-Scania, which had tried to sell its Viggen fighter aircraft to India in the 1970s, according to a new release from WikiLeaks.
Saab-Scania eventually could not seal the deal, which went to British SEPECAT Jaguar.
According to a report published in The Hindu, Rajiv was considered to be a valuable negotiator because of his family connections, states the paper, citing the Kissinger Cables, the latest bunch of classified cables of the US administration released by WikiLeaks.
So he was already working as a middleman even before he had had that “sudden change of heart” to take the mantle of the Prime Minister and a politician after his mother’s death. Yeah Right!! This Wikileak shows he was already being groomed in to the world of corruption well before his entry!
There is another interesting name – Air Marshall OP Mehra. His son-in-law was doing his own deal for Mirage.
What one finds extremely interesting is that this Air Marshall had his career cut out for him. He was extremely busy:
- represented India at UNESCO
- got Padma Vibhushan in 1977
- governor of Maharashtra from 1980-82
- Governor of Rajasthan from 1982-85
- President of Indian Olympic Association
- in 2010, his book “Memories: Sweet and Sour” which was released by the Jihadi sympathizer and then Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari.
And, that is all you need to know about how far will Rahul Gandhi’s “cute face” take him.