Agusta Westland

  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI to send teams to record statements of Goa, WB Governors 05-06-2014 07:10 PM

    CBI will soon send teams to examine West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and his Goa counterpart B V Wanchoo as "witnesses" in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter purchase deal. Highly-placed CBI sources said the agency has informed the Law Ministry that there was no bar on...
  • AgustaWestland guarantees: Defence Ministry to take steps to recover amount 25-05-2014 12:41 PM

    After an Italian court partially lifted the freeze and allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in the VVIP chopper deal, the Defence Ministry on Sunday said it will take "immediate steps" to fully recover the amount. The Italian court on May 23 allowed...
  • Italian court allows India to partially encash AgustaWestland bank guarantees 24-05-2014 05:28 PM

    Lifting a freeze partially, an Italian court has allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth about Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank there in the VVIP chopper deal which has been scrapped because of bribery allegations. "The Milan court partially upheld the complaint lodged by the Indian...
  • 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...
  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI says all documents provided to Italian prosecutors 08-04-2014 12:15 AM

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday said it has provided all documents related to Agusta Westland chopper corruption case to Italian prosecutors who are fighting the trial in Italy. A CBI spokesperson said said no document specifically mentioned by the Italian prosecution lawyer has been withheld or declined to be provided....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arun Jaitley blames Congress for uproar in Parliament 05-02-2014 11:01 PM

    New Delhi: As the 15th Parliament nears an end amidst disruption and ruckus, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday blamed the Congress for the chaos. In an exclusive interview with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Jaitley said that a different faction of the...
  • Defence Ministry to keep out Finmeccanica group from military show 24-01-2014 08:06 PM

    After scrapping the Rs 3,600 crore chopper contract, Defence Ministry on Friday said it is ousting AgustaWestland's parent company Finmeccannica from the biennial military exhibition DefExpo starting February 6. The step comes after India scrapped the contract on January 1 after finding that AgustaWestland allegedly breached the pre-contract integrity pact...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • No question of arbitration in chopper deal case, says AK Antony 26-11-2013 11:05 AM

    There is "no question" of India getting involved in the arbitration process initiated by AgustaWestland in its Rs 3,600 crore chopper deal, which is facing the threat of cancellation, Defence Minister AK Antony said in New Delhi on Monday. With this, India has made it clear that it will not...
  • AgustaWestland denies violation of contract, to file written response to Defence Ministry 20-11-2013 01:33 PM

    Faced with the prospect of the nixing of its Rs 3,600 crore deal for the supply of 12 VVIP choppers, AgustaWestland on Wednesday denied it had violated any contractual obligations in the pact for the same with IAF. "AgustaWestland denies all allegations of violation of the pre-contract integrity pact and...
  • Defence Ministry issues final show cause notice to AugustaWestland for cancelling deal 23-10-2013 06:23 PM

    The Defence Ministry has issued a final show cause notice to Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland for cancelling its contract worth Rs 3,600 crore for supplying 12 choppers to the Air Force for "violating" the terms of its contract. The notice was issued by the Ministry on October 21 in which it...
  • Choppergate: CBI gets fresh documents from Italy 12-09-2013 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has received a fresh tranche of documents from Italian authorities in the AgustaWestland chopper bribery scandal allegedly involving former IAF chief SP Tyagi which is under probe of the agency. The sources said CBI is also expecting to get complete copies of transcripts of phone conversations of...
  • AgustaWestland case: CBI studying CAG report 13-08-2013 09:34 PM

    CBI is studying the CAG report of on AgustaWestland helicopter deal tabled in Parliament on Tuesday and might file new cases if it detects any aspect of criminality in it. Agency sources said although the mandate of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and CBI are completely different the probe...
  • Antony questioned foreign trials in chopper tender: CAG 13-08-2013 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony had questioned the IAF decision to hold overseas trials for the VVIP chopper deal but later agreed to the same after receiving an assurance from the then IAF top brass, states a CAG report. In its report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, the Comptroller...
  • Cost of AgustaWestland chopper deal was unreasonably high: CAG 13-08-2013 05:51 PM

    The CAG on Tuesday slammed the Defence Ministry and Air Force for "several instances" of deviation from rules in the procurement of VVIP choppers in the Rs 3,727 crore AgustaWestland deal. In its report tabled in Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General also questioned the decision of the then IAF...
  • CBI registers PE in AgustaWestland deal 25-02-2013 02:05 PM

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  • President can only be questioned: Prashant Bhushan 15-02-2013 12:07 PM

    Prashant Bhushan said that President Pranab Mukherjee and the governors accused in the AgustaWestland deal face immunity but can definitely be questioned by the CBI. ...