Bribing in Arms Deals

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Switzerland has refused legal assistance in investigation of one Swiss Company namely M/s RAD.

In the matter of a case registered against a private person, unknown officials of M/s Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD) & others on the allegation that M/s Rheinmetall Air Defence AG paid illegal gratification to the private person to stall the process of blacklisting of M/s Rheinmetall Air Defence AG for influencing the official of Ministry of Defence, Central Bureau of Investigation issued Letter Rogatory to the competent Judicial Authority / Attorney General in Confederation of Switzerland on 3.8.2012. The said Letter Rogatory has been rejected by the Swiss authorities on 13.7.2015.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Dr. P Venugopal in Lok Sabha.