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S. K. Bhatnagar (June 1, 1930 – August 4, 2001) was a former defence secretary of India. He was a key figure of those accused in the Bofors scandal.
Sharad Kumar Bhatnagar
January 1983 – July 6, 1984
|Preceded by||M.P.M. Menon|
|Succeeded by||es:Prem Singh|
July 6, 1984 – May 31, 1988
|Preceded by||SM Ghosh|
|Succeeded by||T. N. Seshan |
|List of Governors of Sikkim|
February 1989 – Jan. 31, 1990
|Preceded by||T. V. Rajeswar|
|Succeeded by||Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani|
|Preceded by||Prithvi Raj Sood|
|Succeeded by||Aladiyan Manickam|
He was one of the persons to have been questioned first by the CBI after registering the First Information Report (FIR) in the Bofors pay- off case in January 1990. He was accused of abusing his official authority as the then Defence Secretary to tilt the scales in favour of the Swedish firm for the Rs. 1437-crore contract to supply 155 mm howitzer guns to the Indian Army. The contract with the Government was signed on March 24, 1986, when Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India.
He was later made governor of Sikkim.
He died in 2001 at the age of 71.
- ^ Defence Secretary
- ^ Productivity News, 1983, p. 107
- ^ "Former defence secretary S K Bhatnagar dead - Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2022.