Tonight, as the government decides to investigate a series of defence acquisitions under the UPA, NewsX has learnt of what could be a potentially bigger defence scam than Agusta.
If the former Air Chief SC Tyagi is being investigated for accepting kickbacks to make one dilution in SQRS to benefit Agusta then in the case of the purchase of Pilatus trainer jets there were no less than 12. The dilutions allowed Swiss firm Pilatus to bid and bag a Rs 3,780 crore contract from the govt for the supply of 75 trainers.