Flying Lies

Rafale: India's Biggest Defence Scandal

Ravi Nair


Paranjoy, 2019

Language: english

41 pages

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In a unilateral call in violation of set procedures, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only reduced the requirement of the number of fighter aircraft to just over a third of what is required by the Indian Air Force but also sidelined an experienced public sector corporation in favour of an inexperienced and debt-ridden private player.

In his incisive analysis, independent journalist Ravi Nair who was the first to break the story dissects the factors linked to the controversy to purchase Rafale fighter aircraft from France. He asks critical questions about how national security has been compromised, the direct involvement of the Prime Minister, the impact of non-transfer of technology and the unusual and incomplete report of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Ravi Nair

Ravi Nair was born in Kerala in November 1973. He completed a post-graduate degree in economics from the University of Calicut in 1995. Thereafter, he worked in the corporate sector till 2014 before becoming a consultant. He has written for various publications and websites, including Janta Ka Reporter (where he broke the story on the Rafale scandal in November 2017), the Wire, MoneyLife, NewsCentral, Frontline and Newsclick. He lives in Delhi with his wife Sunu Maria Abraham and their children Abhay and Aaditya.