Rafale Papers: when Dassault middleman engaged a former Indian lieutenant general

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Sushen Gupta, the Indian business intermediary paid several million euros for his role in helping French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation conclude its sale to India of 36 Rafale fighter jets, provided remunerations to a former high-ranking Indian army officer and his daughter via offshore companies, involving questionable services and invoices. The retired officer and his daughter insist nothing illegal took place. Yann Philippin reports.   

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Indian business intermediary Sushen Gupta earned a reputation as a highly influential and highly paid middleman in the aeronautics and defence sectors, notably concerning his role in helping to broker the 7.8-billion-euro sale by France to India of 36 Rafale fighter jets, inked in an inter-governmental agreement in 2016.