So now instead of claiming that the Indian procurement officials are fools, you're claiming that they're corrupt, working against Indian interests
You realize that is in fact a more serious charge.
Trying to cower me away from what I wrote ?
"Corrupt" insinuates taking money under the table or accepting a future job at Boeing in exchange for having India buy Boeing. I have no such proof although its documented that Boeing has used such tactics in the very United States with Pentagon officials, lost contracts because of it, paid heavy fines because of it, had to fire people because of it. Have they since changed their ways ?
Would they shy away from using their old ways with Indian officials ?
I however have no information that would lead me to infer such a thing about India and Indian officials.
In the case of Canada, our officials lied to our Parliament and lied to the Canadian people about the C-17, to justify its purchase. I don't claim they took money under the table, but they lied. So its not corruption. But why lie? Because they would not have been able to justify that purchase with the whole truth.
There were several reasons for the lies. Each group had their own agenda. The Air Force wanted the shiny modern toy they could be proud to fly. They think their US counterparts laugh at them for their old equipment. They fail to see the US flying 1960s era B-52s and KC-135s. They just compare their old stuff to the F-22s.
National Defence HQ people like whatever makes them more "inter-operable with US Forces, because they think Canada's military is some sort of sub-arm of the US Armed Forces and they like being subservient to them. The are most offended when the Pentagon does not let them go along a foreign bombing mission because our Fighters aren't modern enough, "Upgrade your fighters and maybe next time, we'll let you come along and drop a few bombs", they were told.
Our Prime Minister wanted to suck up to Washington. He is a Red Neck, Yankee wantobe.
They all had a reason for seeing this purchase through and to hand over billions of dollars of Taxpayer money to the Americans.
What reasons India may have for suddenly spending so much on US military Hardware, or should I say on Boeing Military Hardware ? I'll leave that to Indians.