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India’s connection with Jamal Khashoggi

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has grabbed the international attention recently which led to high tension between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. He was murdered in Istanbul and the tension prevailed for many days thus leading the higher delegates of Saudi Arabia to boycott the important conference in the country.

However, very few were aware of the Indian connection of Jamal Khashoggi who is the nephew of Adnan Khashoggi. Adnan was a rich arm dealer and is in touch with the former Indian Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and Chandraswami who was considered as the spiritual guru to many politicians.

Jamal Khashoggi is the cousin of Dodi al Fayed who was Adnan’s nephew. According to a tweet posted by the strategic analyst Brahma Chellaney, Jamal Khashoggi was linked to Adnan who was involved in several scandals in India.

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jamal Khashoggi – international news update – truecolumn

The post read as, “Jamal Khashoggi- savagely murdered in the Saudi consulate was the nephew of the notorious billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, who was embroiled in several scandals in India”.

Between 1980s and 1990s, Adnan regular visited India and have meetings with Indian politicians like Chandra Shekhar and former prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

A report in the popular newspaper also says that Khashoggi was always doors opened in India as Chandraswami was his guru and friend.

It says, “Doors of Indian homes, where Khashoggi broke bread with the famous and the controversial, were opened for him by the high flying god man, Chandraswami, who Khashoggi calls his guru and friend”.



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