CHOPPER

  • AgustaWestland scam: Former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar accepts taking money from middleman Michel, say ED sources March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar whose name cropped up in the multi-crore AgustaWestland scam on Thursday has accepted he took money from middleman Christian Michel, said Enforcement Directorate sources Sources say Nayyar told the ED official that Michel sent about Rs 80 lakh to his company, Diamond Air Maintenance...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor March 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • No evidence of illegal payment made to ex-IAF officer Nayyar in VVIP chopper deal: Ajai Shukla March 16, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Business Standard columnist on strategic affairs, Defence & Diplomacy, Ajai Shukla said that there is no evidence at all that an illegal of payment made to (Retd) IAF Officer Gautam Nayyar. Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the...
  • News 360: Middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam spent crores on travel of IAF officials March 16, 2015

    Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. ...
  • AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. Michel had allegedly spent Rs 4 crore on air travels of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 12, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 12, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • AugustaWestland deal: Middleman's identity revealed, ED traces money trail from Dubai to Delhi March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The identity of the much talked about middleman, Christian Michel, in the multi-crore VVIP chopper scam has been revealed as the Enforcement Directorate, in a major breakthrough in the ongoing AugustaWestland probe, tracked down the complete money trail that was followed in the multi-crore VVIP chopper scam from...
  • News 360: CNN-IBN reveals identity of AgustaWestland kingpin in VVIP chopper deal March 12, 2015

    In the latest development in the VVIP chopper deal, CNN-IBN on Thursday revealed the identity of AgustaWestland kingpin. The picture of middleman Christian Michel has been revealed for the first time. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started tracking down the trail from Dubai to Delhi and also began tracking...
  • Obama visit: UP police to hire chopper January 20, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police is all set to hire a helicopter to secure the air in view of the likely visit of US president Barack Obama to Agra in January. "The state government has authorised the police to hire Pawan Hans helicopter for the next 11 days to assist in the...
  • VVIP Chopper deal: Will verify process to summon foreigners, says ED January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday told a Delhi court that they would verify the process of serving summons to two Italian nationals, who were summoned as accused along with others in a money-laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. The agency told the...
  • Bengaluru: Minor fire in Karnataka CM's chopper just before take off January 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: A major accident was averted on Saturday as a technical glitch led to a fire in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's chopper. Minor smoke and fire was seen from the silencer of the chopper just before the take off. Siddaramaiah was scheduled to fly from the HAL airport in Bengaluru...
  • Russia to assemble 400 choppers a year in India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia on Thursday agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. The Kamov Ka-226T, which Russia offered to assemble in India, is a light multi-role helicopter which is...
  • Chopper case: Delhi Court extends Khaitan's judicial custody November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The judicial custody of businessman Gautam Khaitan was on Monday extended till November 14 after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court that the probe in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal was at a crucial stage. Special Judge VK Gupta...
  • Delhi court denies bail to businessman Khaitan arrested in VVIP chopper scam October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismisses bail plea of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested by Enforcement Directorate in VVIP chopper deal-related money laundering case. ED ocarried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal last week, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an...
  • SIT on blackmoney to help probe money trail in chopper deal October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money will assist in the probe into money trail of alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600-crore AgustaWestland choppers deal with Enforcement Directorate seeking its help to send abroad about half-a-dozen judicial requests for cooperation. Official sources said...
  • AgustaWestland scam: IAF ex-chief SP Tyagi hails Italian court order, says the Indian system failed him October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi, former Indian Air Force Chief and accused in the multicrore AgustaWestland chopper scam, has finally spoken out. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN on Thursday, just days after an Italian court ruled that there was no corruption from the Indian side in the...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI, ED probe takes a hit as Italian court acquits Finmeccanica ex-chief Orsi October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Italian court order which absolved former Finmeccanica chief Giuseppe Orsi and former AgustaWestland head Spagnolini Bruno of corruption charges in the multicrore VVIP chopper scam involving top defence officials in India has been accessed by CNN-IBN. The court order stated that the duo was being absolved as the...
  • VVIP chopper deal: I am relieved, says SP Tyagi October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing a CBI probe for his alleged role in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper scam, former IAF chief SP Tyagi on Thursday said that he was relieved by the verdict of an Italian court which acquitted two former CEOs of Finmeccannica of corruption charges in the case...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Former Finmeccanica head Giuseppe Orsi guilty of falsifying invoices, cleared of corruption charges October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: An Italian court on Thursday acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, the former chairman of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica, of corruption charges in the multicrore AgustaWestland scam. Orsi was accused of paying bribes to get the $734 million Agusta chopper deal from India. India cancelled the deal after charges were filed against...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: Technical issue comes up in Gautam Khaitan's bail plea October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A technical issue of jurisdiction on Tuesday came in the way of arrested businessman Gautam Khaitan who failed to get any immediate relief from a Delhi court in a case lodged by the ED on allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. The issue of...
  • UP: Army chopper crashes in Bareilly's cantonment area, 3 feared dead October 1, 2014

    Bareilly: In an unfortunate incident, a Cheetah helicopter of Army Aviation Corp crashed near a river in Barthol village on the outskirts of Bareilly district on Wednesday morning moments after taking off from the airbase. The incident took place in the district's cantonment area. The two pilots and an engineer have...
  • ED arrests Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday carried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an ex-board member of an accused company. The agency, which is trying to track the alleged kickbacks of Rs 360 crore from the...
  • J&K floods: Stone pelting at relief choppers increase as frustration with rescue teams spike September 12, 2014

    As the situation aggravates in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir, there have been widespread reports of theft and stone pelting at the relief choppers. ...
  • Government bars Finmeccanica from future deals: Sources August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The government of India has barred Italian arms manufacturing firm Finmeccanica from any future tenders in the wake of scam charges, but has allowed it to carry on its ongoing deals in the country, sources said on Tuesday. Finmeccanica was at the heart of the multicrore AgustaWestland chopper scam...
  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli's IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error. There were 30 accidents involving helicopters and other...
  • Government puts deals worth Rs 30,000 crore with Finmeccanica on hold August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has put all dealings with Italian firm Finmeccanica on hold. A circular says that all procurements with Finmeccanica and its affiliates have been suspended. The move comes after Finmeccanica settled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case in Italy. The Indian government move means arms deals worth...
  • Finmeccanica settles with Italy prosecutors to end VVIP chopper deal probe July 29, 2014

    Milan: AgustaWestland's parent company Finmeccanica says it has reached a agreement with Italian prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over the the VVIP chopper deal in India, adding this did not equal an acknowledgment of any wrongdoing. India had cancelled the Rs 3,700 crore order with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland for 12 topend...