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Ministry of defense denies any allegation by Ukraine agencies

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Responding to news published in The Indian Express, Ministry of home affair has denied of any such allegations by the Ukraine agency in the AN-32 aircraft deal. 

 NWNS: Responding to news published in The Indian Express, Ministry of home affair has denied of any allegations on Indian officials by the Ukraine’s investigation agency in the AN-32 aircraft deal.

The Indian express on Thursday wrote that the Ukraine is investigating alleged kickbacks to the tune of $2.6 million (Rs 17.55 crore) in India’s purchase of spares for military transport aircraft An-32 in which its Anti-Corruption Bureau suspects the involvement of Indian Defence Ministry officials.

On February 13, this year, according to records accessed by The Indian Express, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NAB) sent a “request for international legal assistance” to the Ministry of Home Affairs via the Indian envoy in Kiev.

This sought identification of the Defence Ministry officials who participated in the negotiations, development, signing and implementation of the contract However, MoD clarified that the government had received a it had received a communication from the Ukraine government, seeking legal assistance regarding an investigations in the alleged irregularities in deal between the Indian Air Force and a Ukraine government.

However, the government denied that officials of the Ministry of Defence had received kickbacks. “This request contains a list of questions to be answered. There are no allegations against any Indian government official,” said an official statement by the Ministry of Defence.

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