New Delhi [India], Sept. 10 (ANI
): The Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) on Saturday sought an explanation from the manufacturer of Embraer aircraft after media reports suggested that the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer
had accepted bribes.
A joint US-Brazil investigation into Embraer, has uncovered a bribery case leading to a deal signed between the company and DRDO
in 2008 for three aircraft equipped with indigenous radars for AEW&C (airborne early warning and control systems). Embraer
also sold VVIP executive jets to the Indian Air Force. This deal is also likely to come under a probe.
The company has been under the scanner of the United States Justice Department
since 2010 after a contract with the Dominican Republic raised suspicions.
Speaking on the matter former Defence Minister A. K. Antony
said "Let the government inquire." (ANI