New Delhi: The Indian Armed Forces are known the world over for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
However, due to the booming and fast growing economy, the over Rs one crore per year sky-rocketing pay scales in the corporate sector coupled with the fat-perquisites-sans-accountability of politicians and bureaucrats, the bug to-get-rich-quick has also affected some of the Armed Forces officers.
Basically, the Forces are not directly involved in the procurement of high-cost modern arms, equipment, aircrafts and naval frigates. They only carry out the user's trial and recommend a particular arm or equipment.
The purchases are directly carried out by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Here we try to list some of the defence scams that rocked India since Independence: