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Corruption in Indian defence deals visible: But why none of the corrupts getting caught?
Role of the armed forces in purchasing process of the arms is limited to giving requirements to Ministry of Defence. The ruling party leaders and bureaucrats have the final say in the deal. There is no armed forces officer posted there. Isn't it so funny?

After giving the requirements, how many of the arms will be bought, from where they will be bought and at what price- everything is decided by political rulers and bureaucrats who are totally clueless of the weapon to be bought. The truth is that this system is being followed in India because this arms purchase from abroad is the main money making enterprise for this political rulers - bureaucrats combine.

This is also the reason that despite India having huge arms building capacity, eight huge defense PSUs, six shipyards, 39 ordinance factories and 42 state of the art laboratories as also a DRDO we purchase 70 per cent of our arms from abroad.

Each foreign arms purchase deal brings with it huge commission for netas (politicos) and babus (bureaucrats). This commission gets transferred direct into the bank accounts of these people in tax havens. The Krishna Menon jeep scandal, Bofors scam, HDW submarine scam, Coffingate, Barrack Missile purchase and now choppergate are all cases in point.

Truth is that every third arms deal in India gets mired in corruption but lo and behold in last seven decades after independence not a single bribe taker has been punished or has seen jail. In the current choppergate also it is unlikely that anybody will be punished.

The problem is that in India our people elect their leaders not on merit but on the consideration of cast, creed, culture and religion and leave everything concerning countries security to these netas and babus who take best advantage of this apathy of people towards countries security.

It is time that our veterans must educate the people of India how this nera-babu combine is looting them in the name of defence of the country.

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