Agustawestland Chopper Deal

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-02-2014 10:40 PM

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  • 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...
  • 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 deal: Will Haschke's arrest bring more names to light? 18-10-2013 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland chopper deal is in the news once again after the Swiss authorities arrested a key middleman Guido Haschke on charges of bribery on Friday. The arrest of Haschke is crucial in exposing the Indian link and also establishing the money trail. Guido Haschke is former consultant...
  • Swiss authorities make first arrest in Agusta Westland Chopper deal 18-10-2013 03:47 PM

    First arrest has been made in the Agusta Westland Chopper deal with Swiss authorities nabbing Italian middleman Guido Haschke on charges of bribery. Italian media reports might be brought to Italy next week if he does not appeal against his extradition in a Swiss court. Italian and Indian agencies have...
  • 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...
  • Will respond to CAG report on AgustaWestland choppers in Parliament: Congress 13-08-2013 05:40 PM

    The Congress accused the BJP of stalling the House and said they are ready for a discussion on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the AgustaWestland choppers. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said, "Instead of stalling the House, the BJP should discuss issues. The Congress will respond to the...
  • No basis for buying AgustaWestland choppers: CAG 13-08-2013 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: While coming down hard on the AgustaWestland helicopter deal, a Comptroller and Auditor General report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday claimed that the Indian Air Force (IAF) faced operational disadvantage on account of using ageing helicopters as the acquisition process for getting new flying machines was inordinately delayed....
  • VVIP chopper deal: CAG report raises questions on trials abroad 23-06-2013 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: The CAG has submitted its report on AgustaWestland chopper deal in which the government auditor is understood to have raised questions over various aspects of the deal, including conduct of trials outside the country despite the Defence Ministry rejecting such a proposal twice. The report prepared by former...
  • CBI officer to attend AgustaWestland trial in Italy 17-06-2013 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has sent one of its investigating officer along with a Defence Ministry team to Milan for attending trial related to alleged corruption by AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica executives in clinching the VVIP helicopter supply contract. The Italian agencies are probing allegations of corrupt practices against top executives of...
  • AgustaWestland approaches govt for release of Rs 2,400 crore 04-06-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Staring at the prospect of being blacklisted in the wake of the chopper scam, Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland has approached the Finance Ministry for release of nearly Rs 2,400 crore which has been put on hold by the Defence Ministry pending inquiry into the case. The company has written...
  • CBI quizzes senior IAF official in VVIP chopper deal 16-05-2013 10:21 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday quizzed a senior Air Force officer as witness in connection with alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP Helicopter deal in which former Air Chief is one of the suspects. Without naming the officer, CBI sources said an Air Marshal level officer was examined...
  • Chopper deal: CBI freezes accounts of accused including Tyagi 23-04-2013 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has frozen the accounts of all accused in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal including former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi. The CBI FIR had named Tyagi as one of the recipients of alleged kickbacks. The probing agency believes Tyagi tweaked norms so that...
  • Chopper deal: Aeromatrix moves court for defreezing account 17-04-2013 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Aeromatrix Info Solutions private limited, an accused firm in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP helicopter deal scam, has moved a Delhi court seeking defreezing of its bank account for paying salaries to its employees. The Chandigarh-based firm, in its petition, has said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • AgustaWestland deal may feature in UK-India talks 08-04-2013 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Allegations of bribes in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal may figure in Defence Secretary level talks between India and the UK on Monday. Shashi Kant Sharma is in London for the annual defence dialogue, but may seek British help to speed up the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe...
  • AgustaWestland submits bids for 2 military chopper tenders 07-04-2013 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP chopper scam, Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland has submitted its bid for two military tenders to supply helicopters to the Navy and the Coast Guard. The firm has submitted its response to Indian Navy's tender for procuring 56 naval utility helicopters...
  • IAF ex-chief changed norms to favour AgustaWestland: CBI FIR 13-03-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi helped in swinging the VVIP chopper deal in favour of Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland by lowering the service height from 6000 metres to 4,500 metres, the CBI's FIR states. The FIR, however, doesn't mention Tyagi having received money in the deal. Sources alleged...