By all counts, Rajiv Gandhi was one of the most horrendous choice for India’s Prime Minister. He oversaw by far one of the most terrible massacres, and started the mess in Sri Lanka. Was responsible for Bofors scandal, and unleashed the sorry phenomenon of his incompetent and thoroughly corrupt wife and kids. A legacy that he perfected. Here is the Wikileaks on how he played middleman in Saab-Scania aircraft deal.
Late PM Rajiv Gandhi may have worked as a middleman for Swedish company Saab-Scania, which had tried to sell its Viggen fighter aircraft to India in the 1970s, according to a new release from WikiLeaks.
Saab-Scania eventually could not seal the deal, which went to British SEPECAT Jaguar.
According to a report published in The Hindu, Rajiv was considered to be a valuable negotiator because of his family connections, states the paper, citing the Kissinger Cables, the latest bunch of classified cables of the US administration released by WikiLeaks.
And, that is all you need to know about how far will Rahul Gandhi’s “cute face” take him.