S. K. Bhatnagar

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Sharad Kumar Bhatnagar
to  Bahrain
In office
January 1983 – July 6, 1984
Preceded by M.P.M. Menon
Succeeded by es:Prem Singh
Defence Secretary
In office
July 6, 1984 – May 31, 1988
Preceded by SM Ghosh
Succeeded by

T. N. Seshan

List of Governors of Sikkim
In office
February 1989 – Jan. 31, 1990
Preceded by T. V. Rajeswar
Succeeded by Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani
to  Finland
In office
Preceded by Prithvi Raj Sood
Succeeded by Aladiyan Manickam

S. K. Bhatnagar (June 1, 1930[2] – August 4, 2001[3]) was a former defence secretary of India. He was a key figure of those accused in the Bofors scandal.

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.

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  1. ^ Defence Secretary [1]
  2. ^ Productivity News, 1983, p. 107
  3. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2001-08-05/india/27252481_1_bofors-agent-bofors-chief-martin-ardbo-s-k-bhatnagar