Choppers

  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy 18-04-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant...
  • Five supporters of Munde held for assault on chopper pilot 10-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Beed: Five supporters of BJP leader Gopinath Munde were arrested for allegedly assaulting a helicopter pilot after he refused to fly the sitting MP from Beed city to another place, police said. Those arrested on Wednesday were identified as - Rajendra Bangar, Swapnil Galdhar, Pravin Ghuge, Laik Faruqi Subhani Faruqi...
  • AgustaWestland case: CBI rejects allegation of non-cooperation 08-04-2014 03:26 PM

    Rejecting allegations of "non-cooperation", CBI has said that all documents related to AgustaWestland helicopter bribery scandal have been provided to prosecutors in Italy who are contesting the case there. The agency refuted media reports which alleged that documents have not been provided to prosecutors in Italy which was hampering India's...
  • Modi sees conspiracy behind stopping of chopper twice at Delhi Airport 01-04-2014 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial Narendra Modi said there was a conspiracy behind the stopping of his chopper twice. Modi who was on a campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh claimed that there was a conspiracy to delay his campaign and he has asked the Election Commission to look...
  • 2 lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers deployed for upcoming LS polls 30-03-2014 11:44 AM

    More than two lakh gun-toting paramilitary personnel, thousands of vehicles and nearly a dozen helicopters will be deployed across the country to ensure smooth and violence-free elections beginning April 7. During the nine-phased polls, spread over nearly two months, the Home Ministry has chalked out the deployment plan for 543...
  • Italy court bars encashing Agusta bank guarantee, India may file plea 18-03-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: India is likely to file an appeal against the order of an Italian court rejecting its request to encash bank guarantees on the AgustaWestland helicopter deal. In a setback to India, an Italian court has barred it from encashing bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,360 crore of AgustaWestland...
  • India to appeal against Italian court decision on AgustaWestland deal 18-03-2014 02:25 PM

    The government of India will file an appeal against the order of an Italian court which rejected India's request to encash bank guarantees on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. India had deposited over 278 million euros as collateral for the agreement to buy 12 VVIP choppers but cancelled the deal citing...
  • VVIP chopper scam: India to appeal against Italian court order 18-03-2014 11:13 AM

    An Italian court has barred India from encashing bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,360 crore of AgustaWestland as part of the penalties imposed on it after scrapping of the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. India has decided to file an appeal against the decision of the Italian court, a...
  • Bad weather forces emergency landing of Sharad Pawar's chopper 09-03-2014 09:40 PM

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's helicopter on Sunday made an emergency landing in Beed district because of bad weather, police said. The chopper made emergency landing at 3.11 pm, police said, adding that later the NCP chief left for Parbhani, where he was to attend a political meeting, by...
  • BJP demands court-monitored probe into Rolls Royce contract 03-03-2014 06:44 PM

    BJP on Monday demanded a court- monitored probe into alleged bribery in the purchase of Rolls -Royce aircraft engine and targeted the government once again on the issue of corruption in this context. The party was not satisfied with the CBI probe ordered by the Defence Minister alleging the government...
  • Sikkim launches chopper service to Kanchenjunga 02-03-2014 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: A 15-minute helicopter service to witness breathtaking views of India's highest peak Kanchenjunga has been launched by the Sikkim government. The service, available from state capital Gangtok, will provide magnificent views of pristine peak, which assumes different colours during different hours of the day. The helicopter service to...
  • VVIP chopper deal: BJP raises questions on Antony's statement 08-02-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday sought "clarification" from Defence Minister AK Antony as to why the "Family" mentioned in middleman Guido Haschke's statement before an Italian court in the VVIP chopper deal case is being given "another meaning". "Is it rocket science, in the political arena, to decipher the abbreviation...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? 08-02-2014 10:27 AM

    New Delhi: With the Home Ministry taking a U-turn and revising its sanction of trying the Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under a law which has death penalty to a maximum 10 years imprisonment, speculations are rife of a possible deal with Italy against the backdrop of latest...
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  • AgustaWestland scam: Another Air ex-Chief, Fali Major, named in probe 07-02-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam took a new turn as the name of another former Air Chief Fali Major cropped up during investigations. Finmeccanica lawyers mentioned him in an Italian court saying he had reportedly accepted the company's hospitality while on a trip to Italy in 2007. Major...
  • Chopper deal: After SP Tyagi, former IAF chief Fali Homi Major in the dock 07-02-2014 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: In a case that is bound to bring the Indian Air Force back in the news for wrong reasons yet again, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has been named in the infamous, AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam even as the allegations against former IAF chief...
  • IAF will get new VIP choppers soon: AK Antony 06-02-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: After the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal was cancelled in the backdrop of corruption allegations, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday asserted that IAF will get new VIP choppers soon. He also expressed his concern on naval accidents. "Naval accidents are a matter of concern and Indian Navy is...
  • AgustaWestland: BJP calls it a repeat of Bofors, to raise issue in Parliament 02-02-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is in no mood to let the Congress breathe easy after a letter related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal emerged in which a middleman stated that key aides of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi need to be targeted to push the deal through....
  • AgustaWestland deal: New letter puts Sonia in a spot, CBI takes note 01-02-2014 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress is in a spot of bother after more details emerged in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case with the Central Bureau of Investigation taking note of it. The details emerged after CNN-IBN accessed a copy of a letter by key middleman Christian Michel produced in an...
  • Middleman asked AgustaWestland to target Sonia aides for chopper deal 01-02-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: There's a new twist in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam that is bound to be a big embarrassment for the Congress. CNN-IBN has accessed a copy of a letter by key middleman Christian Michel produced in an Italian Court. The letter was written by Michel to the...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI to probe if key middleman was protected 30-01-2014 07:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken note of a CNN-IBN report which said that one of the prime accused middlemen in the AgustaWestland chopper scam had flown to India several times, and in fact, he was in India just a week before the investigative body filed...
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  • Why no attempt made to monitor Michel during his trips to India? 29-01-2014 10:51 PM

    In a major twist to the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, CNN-IBN has accessed travel details of middleman Christian Michel that shows he was in India just a week before the preliminary enquiry was filed by the CBI. ...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Michel was in India a week before CBI filed PE 29-01-2014 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: In a major twist to the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, CNN-IBN has accessed travel details of middleman Christian Michel that shows he was in India just a week before the preliminary enquiry was filed by the CBI. According to documents with CNN-IBN Michel was in India exactly 10...
  • US firm Textron offers VVIP choppers to India 24-01-2014 03:51 PM

    After India scrapped a contract for procuring VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland, American firm Textron on Friday said it is ready to offer its unique V-22 Osprey helicopter to India for ferrying its dignitaries. "We are ready to offer to India the V-22 Osprey in the VIP configuration through the Foreign...
  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI seeks President's approval to examine statements of WB, Goa Governors 21-01-2014 07:51 PM

    After the refusal by Law Ministry, the CBI has now approached President's office seeking permission to record as witness the statements of Governors M K Narayanan and B V Wanchoo in connection with the probe into the VVIP helicopter deal. Highly-placed sources said permission has been sought from President Pranab...
  • Narrow escape for top CRPF officials as Naxals open fire at IAF chopper 21-01-2014 08:49 AM

    Top CRPF officials had a narrow escape when suspected Naxals fired at an IAF chopper carrying them while it was landing at Chintagufa in Sukma district in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, official sources said. Sources in the Union Home Ministry said the incident took place on Saturday when the helicopter...
  • Examining issue of blacklisting AgustaWestland, says AK Antony 20-01-2014 04:08 PM

    After scrapping AgustaWestland's Rs 3,600 crore deal for supplying VVIP choppers, the Defence Ministry on Monday said it will take a decision on the issue of blacklisting the firm after consultations with the Law Ministry and CBI. "We are examining the whole thing and we will take a decision after...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI questions middleman Guido Haschke 09-01-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: A team of Defence Ministry and CBI officials are questioning middleman Guido Haschke in the Rs 3600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam in Italy. It is for the first time that CBI officials were part of Haschke's examination. Sources said that Haschke has refused to answer any specific query from...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI to question Guido Haschke in VVIP chopper deal 07-01-2014 07:39 PM

    A team of CBI officials is leaving for Milan to question European middleman Guido Haschke who will be produced before an Italian court on January 9 in connection with alleged bribery scandal to clinch Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal in favour of AgustaWestland. CBI sources said a team led...