Agustawestland Deal

  • 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...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Has UPA subverted India into a kleptocracy, asks Jaitley 02-02-2014 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: After recent revelations in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam surfaced, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley slammed the Congress and Party chief Sonia Gandhi. He tweeted, "Has UPA, which Sonia Gandhi heads, subverted India into a kleptocracy? Is the government which she controls a filth machine?" The leader...
  • Inquiry by competent authority needed in AgustaWestland deal: CPI 02-02-2014 03:30 PM

    Over allegations by middleman Michel in the AgustaWestland deal, CPI leader Gurudas Das Gupta said that there should be an independent inquiry in the case to ascertain the facts. "It is a statement made by an Italian court by a prosecutor to what extent it is correct, what extent it...
  • 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...
  • India set to cancel deal with AgustaWestland: Reuters 19-11-2013 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: India is all set to cancel the scandal-tainted AgustaWestland deal to deliver VVIP choppers, according to Reuters. Reuters have quoted three sources saying that India has decided to cancel the deal with AgustaWestland. The news agency reports that the decision was taken before a meeting with the the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lookout notice against Tyagi in chopper deal: Antony 06-05-2013 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has issued a lookout notice against a former IAF chief in connection with alleged irregularities in procurement of VVIP helicopters, Defence Minister AK Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to the House, he said, "CBI has issued Lookout notice against a number...
  • Armed forces should have transparency, says Antony 09-04-2013 03:30 AM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of recent scams in defence purchases, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said the armed forces should have "transparency" in their functioning. Inaugurating the bi-annual Army Commanders' Conference in Delhi, he expressed concern over the regional security situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan and expressed confidence...
  • Identify the bribe taker in chopper deal, Arun Jaitley demands from AK Antony 27-02-2013 06:57 PM

    Jaitley attacked the government on chopper deal probe and warned it to not "pass the buck to the Italians". ...
  • News 360: CBI names ex-IAF chief, 10 others in AgustaWestland PE report 25-02-2013 09:45 PM

    The CBI registered a preliminary enquiry report in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, naming 11 people and four companies. ...
  • CBI registers PE in AgustaWestland deal 25-02-2013 02:05 PM

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  • Antony under scanner: Is personal honesty in politics enough to check corruption? 19-02-2013 11:46 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony claims government is not divided on the chopper deal issue, and rules out quitting over it. ...