CBI investigation initiated with regard to purchase of Embraer Aircraft
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) instituted a preliminary inquiry against unknown officials of the Defence Ministry and others, in connection with the allegations of corruption in the purchase of three Embraer aircraft in 2008.
It has been alleged that the Brazilian supplier had taken the services of middlemen, said to be based in the U.K. to strike deals for sale of aircraft in India and Saudi Arabia. A joint committee, set up the Air Force and the DRDO, had short-listed Embraer.
Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircraft and provides aeronautical services.