“The documents that make India and France tremble”: Annotating the #RafalePapers unearthed by the French website @Mediapart on the € 7.8 billion “government-to-government” jet deal. @yphilippin (1/6)
Middleman Sushen Gupta, a US citizen, knew @arunjaitley would be replaced as India’s defence minister, months before the change took place in November 2014. (2/6) #RafalePapers
Enforcement Directorate (ED) found that Sushen Gupta, arrested in the Agusta-Westland VVIP chopper deal, “received kickbacks” to influence “other defence deals” too. (3/6) #RafalePapers
“A34”: Dassault and its partner Thales pumped in “several million euros” into Sushen Gupta’s offshore shell accounts. And he in turn paid off beneficiaries in cash and code. (4/6) #RafalePapers
Sushen Gupta had unusual access to defence ministry documents while the deal was being negotiated. (5/6) #RafalePapers
The €7.87 billion price Sushen Gupta scribbled for Dassault was the price India eventually ended up paying for the 36 Rafale jets (6/6) @Mediapart #RafalePapers

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