AGUSTAWESTLAND

  • ED tracks down money trail in AgustaWestland scam, Barclays Bank CEO summoned April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday tracked down money trail in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam case and summoned Barclays Bank CEO Jitendar Khanna. During investigation, it has been found that the London Branch of Barclays Bank was used to transfer huge amounts from Mauritius. The money was transfered from...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 19, 2015

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  • AgustaWestland scam: Former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar accepts taking money from middleman Michel, say ED sources March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar whose name cropped up in the multi-crore AgustaWestland scam on Thursday has accepted he took money from middleman Christian Michel, said Enforcement Directorate sources Sources say Nayyar told the ED official that Michel sent about Rs 80 lakh to his company, Diamond Air Maintenance...
  • ED grills former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar in AgustaWestland scam March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning Air Marshal (Retd) Gautam Nayyar in connection with the alleged multi-crore AgustaWestland scam on Thursday. Soon after reports emerged of Nayyar having allegedly taken undue favours from middleman Christain Michel, the former refused to comment on the issue saying that he would...
  • Former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar refutes charges of deriving benefits from AgustaWestland scam middleman Michel March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Refuting claims of any involvement in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, Air Marshal (Retd) Gautam Nayyar said that he has done no wrong and is ready to face any enquiry. "I have not been a party to any wrongdoing while in Service and subsequently after retirement. I further state that...
  • No evidence of illegal payment made to ex-IAF officer Nayyar in VVIP chopper deal: Ajai Shukla March 16, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Business Standard columnist on strategic affairs, Defence & Diplomacy, Ajai Shukla said that there is no evidence at all that an illegal of payment made to (Retd) IAF Officer Gautam Nayyar. Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the...
  • AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. Michel had allegedly spent Rs 4 crore on air travels of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 12, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 12, 2015

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  • News 360: CNN-IBN reveals identity of AgustaWestland kingpin in VVIP chopper deal March 12, 2015

    In the latest development in the VVIP chopper deal, CNN-IBN on Thursday revealed the identity of AgustaWestland kingpin. The picture of middleman Christian Michel has been revealed for the first time. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started tracking down the trail from Dubai to Delhi and also began tracking...
  • AgustaWestland scam: IAF ex-chief SP Tyagi hails Italian court order, says the Indian system failed him October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi, former Indian Air Force Chief and accused in the multicrore AgustaWestland chopper scam, has finally spoken out. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN on Thursday, just days after an Italian court ruled that there was no corruption from the Indian side in the...
  • AgustaWestland case: ED questions former IAF Chief SP Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday questioned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former IAF chief SP Tyagi, in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal. Officials said Sanjeev was summoned under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). "Yes, I have...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI, ED probe takes a hit as Italian court acquits Finmeccanica ex-chief Orsi October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Italian court order which absolved former Finmeccanica chief Giuseppe Orsi and former AgustaWestland head Spagnolini Bruno of corruption charges in the multicrore VVIP chopper scam involving top defence officials in India has been accessed by CNN-IBN. The court order stated that the duo was being absolved as the...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: ED summons ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi's cousin October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new turn into the AgustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal probe, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former air chief SP Tyagi under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Sanjeev Tyagi has questioned the ED's move, pointing out that an Italian court...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Former Finmeccanica head Giuseppe Orsi guilty of falsifying invoices, cleared of corruption charges October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: An Italian court on Thursday acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, the former chairman of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica, of corruption charges in the multicrore AgustaWestland scam. Orsi was accused of paying bribes to get the $734 million Agusta chopper deal from India. India cancelled the deal after charges were filed against...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: Technical issue comes up in Gautam Khaitan's bail plea October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A technical issue of jurisdiction on Tuesday came in the way of arrested businessman Gautam Khaitan who failed to get any immediate relief from a Delhi court in a case lodged by the ED on allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. The issue of...
  • ED arrests Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case September 23, 2014

    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...
  • Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6,000 crore deal to buy 197 Light Utility Helicopters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a Rs 6,000 crore deal to procure 197 Light Utility Helicopters. The deal got stuck after AgustaWestland, which was one of the participants, came under investigation in the VVIP chopper deal. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council...
  • Government bars Finmeccanica from future deals: Sources August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The government of India has barred Italian arms manufacturing firm Finmeccanica from any future tenders in the wake of scam charges, but has allowed it to carry on its ongoing deals in the country, sources said on Tuesday. Finmeccanica was at the heart of the multicrore AgustaWestland chopper scam...
  • Defence deals with Finmeccanica put on hold August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: All deals in pipeline with Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, whose British subsidiary AgustaWestland is facing probe in the VVIP chopper deal, have been put on hold till further orders, officials said on Tuesday. Sources said circulars have been issued by the defence ministry that all procurements and acquisition cases in...
  • Finmeccanica settles with Italy prosecutors to end VVIP chopper deal probe July 29, 2014

    Milan: AgustaWestland's parent company Finmeccanica says it has reached a agreement with Italian prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over the the VVIP chopper deal in India, adding this did not equal an acknowledgment of any wrongdoing. India had cancelled the Rs 3,700 crore order with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland for 12 topend...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI to examine its own special director Anil Saxena July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to examine its own special director in connection with the AgustaWestland scam. Anil Sinha served as Inspector General of the SGP, when the decision was taken to amend the height specifications of the VVIP choppers, which allowed AgustaWestland to clinch the...
  • CBI questions Andhra Governor ESL Narasimhan in AgustaWestland case July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has been questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the AgustaWestland helicopter bribery case. Narasimhan was Intelligence Bureau Director when the deal was struck. CBI officials recorded his statement about the deal to by 12 helicopters from AgustaWestland. In March 2005 Narasimhan as...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Andhra governor likely to be questioned July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to question Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam "very soon", officials said on Tuesday. Narasimhan will be the third governor to be quizzed in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which previously questioned former Goa...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to examine AP Governor Narasimhan July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI will soon record the statement of former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Governor of Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan as witness in connection with allegations of bribery in purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AngoItalian firm AgustaWestland. CBI sources said Narasimhan, along with then NSA M K Narayanan...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigns July 4, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. Wanchoo is the fifth governor to quit after the BJP government came to power at the Centre. Wanchoo on Friday also gave his statement to the CBI in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal. The governor...
  • AgustaWestland: Pleased to give statement to CBI, says Wanchoo July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has said he was "pleased" to have given CBI his statement on Friday in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal and hoped that the agency would now bring the truth out in the case at the earliest. A statement issued...
  • AgustaWestland: ED slaps laundering case against exIAF chief July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Stepping up the heat in the Rs 3,600crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others to probe proceeds of crime in the alleged kickbacks paid to procure the flying machines. ED, which...
  • CBI quizzes Goa Governor as a witness in AgustaWestland chopper deal July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wangchoo is being questioned as witness by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the AgustaWestland hulti crore helicopter scam. Wangchoo was serving as chief of the Special Protection Group at the time of the deal. He is believed to have been involved in...
  • CBI to quiz Goa Governor in the AgustaWestland scam July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After former West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will now be questioning Goa Governor BV Wangchoo. A team of the CBI is in Goa to question him. Wangchoo was serving as chief of the Special Protection Group at the time of the deal....