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AgustaWestland chopper deal: The big questions

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Feb 13, 2013 at 08:01pm IST

New Delhi: The tainted chopper deal worth Rs 3600 crore with Italy's AgustaWestland has raised a lot of questions. On Wednesday, sources said that the government had decided put the deal on hold even as Opposition demanded that the deal be scrapped.

While the Defence Minister, AK Antony has announced a CBI probe into the alleged scam, we take a look at the big questions it raises.

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AgustaWestland chopper deal: The big questions

On Wednesday, sources said that the government had decided put the deal on hold even as Opposition demanded that the deal be scrapped.

- Why is the Italian government not providing details of its investigation to India?

- What did the government do to pursue the case with Italy over the past two years?

- Will India make a fresh request for information to Italy and UK now?

- Why didn't the government order a CBI inquiry into the deal earlier?

- After Italy refused to share information, did the Centre explore India's options at all in the last 2 years?

- What did Defence Ministry's inquiry reveal? On what basis did AK Antony tell Parliament in 2012 that 'no specific probe is being conducted about India-related transactions by Rome'?

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