First Ever Graft Charge On An IAF Chief
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation today named former Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Shashindra Pal “Bundle” Tyagi in a preliminary information report in the AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP helicopter kickbacks case, making him the first Indian Air Force chief ever to be formally charged with corruption in a criminal case (former Navy chief Admiral Sushil Kumar was booked in the Barak missile cas). His residence on the outskirts of New Delhi was also one of 14 locations raided by the CBI today. Tyagi, who denied the allegations when they were first reported last month, made no comment today on the CBI’s report. A black day for the Indian Air Force.