Agustawestland Chopper Deal

  • ED arrests Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case 11 hours 34 minutes ago

    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...
  • West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan stepped down on Monday after seeking time to reach on a decision. His resignation comes in the series of resignations of Governors who were appointed by the UPA government and have now been asked by the Narendra Modi government to quit. Earlier last week,...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Governor as witness in AgustaWestland deal June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cenntral Bureau of Investigation has questioned West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan in the AgustaWestland chopper scam probe. MK Narayanan was questioned as a witness in the scam probe. MK Narayanan was the National Security Advisor at time of the chopper deal. He had presided over a meeting which...
  • AgustaWestland deal: Centre seeks AG's view on questioning Governors June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking a fresh opinion on whether serving Governors can be questioned, the government has asked the view of new Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on the issue relating to CBI's plans to quiz two of them as witnesses in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal. Former Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran had...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to quiz Bengal, Goa Governors, say sources June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to question Goa Governor BV Wanchoo and West Bengal's MK Narayanan in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, said sources on Friday. The investigating agency has sought time from both the Governors. The CBI claimed that they want to questions the Governors...
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  • IAF will get new VIP choppers soon: AK Antony February 6, 2014

    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...
  • Why no attempt made to monitor Michel during his trips to India? January 29, 2014

    In a major twist to the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, CNNIBN 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? October 19, 2013

    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 October 18, 2013

    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 August 13, 2013

    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 agency...
  • Antony questioned foreign trials in chopper tender: CAG August 13, 2013

    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 and...
  • Cost of AgustaWestland chopper deal was unreasonably high: CAG August 13, 2013

    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 chief...
  • Will respond to CAG report on AgustaWestland choppers in Parliament: Congress August 13, 2013

    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 August 13, 2013

    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 June 23, 2013

    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 CAG...
  • CBI officer to attend AgustaWestland trial in Italy June 17, 2013

    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 June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Staring at the prospect of being blacklisted in the wake of the chopper scam, AngloItalian 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 May 16, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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 April 17, 2013

    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 Chandigarhbased firm, in its petition, has said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • AgustaWestland deal may feature in UKIndia talks April 8, 2013

    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 April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP chopper scam, AngloItalian 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...
  • Former IAF chief SP Tyagi got cash for favouring AgustaWestland: CBI April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Air Chief Marshal (retd) SP Tyagi received cash in return for favouring AngloItalian helicopter company AgustaWestland in the controversial Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal, the report by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a copy of which is with CNNIBN, states. The report, however, fails to mention...
  • After chopper scam, MoD plans to change procurement procedure March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After the AgustaWestland scandal, the Defence Ministry is planning to tweak its procurement procedures. But insiders claim these changes are unnecessary and misplaced and reflect a knee jerk reaction from the government. South Block is abuzz with reports of an imminent change in the defence procurement procedures. The changes...
  • Defence Minister admits there was corruption in chopper deal March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has admitted there was corruption in the AugustaWestland chopper deal. Speaking in Kochi, the Defence Minister did not name those involved. But he said those involved in the corruption will be brought to book. He said the investigation is at a crucial stage. "Someone...
  • MoD gets AgustaWestland 'contract' with mystery middleman March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has got the 'contract' between AgustaWestland and alleged middleman Christian Michel regarding the controversial VVIP helicopter Rs 3600 crore deal with India. The 'contract' has been provided by the Anglo-Italian firm to suggest that there was no wrongdoing in the deal, sources told PTI. The company...
  • AgustaWestland denies wrongdoing in transactions with Indian firms March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing controversy over alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland on Tuesday replied to Defence Ministry queries, denying any wrongdoing. The Ministry had asked the firm to provide details about its transactions with Tunisia and India-based firms IDS Infotech and...
  • No wrongdoing in links with software firms: AgustaWestland March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Facing the threat of cancellation of its helicopter deal, AgustaWestland has claimed that there was no wrongdoing in its links with the two software firms, which were allegedly used to pay kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore chopper contract. The Anglo-Italian firm has written to the Defence Ministry,...
  • Chopper deal: India-Italy standoff over marines may not affect probe March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: As the standoff between Italy and India over the marines issue continues, there are fears that the strain in ties will affect the CBI probe into the AgustaWestland chopper deal. On Friday, India stopped its new ambassador to Italy from taking charge over the marines issue. However, sources...