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  • 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...
  • India to appeal against Italian court decision on AgustaWestland deal 18-03-2014 02:25 PM

    The government of India will file an appeal against the order of an Italian court which rejected India's request to encash bank guarantees on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. India had deposited over 278 million euros as collateral for the agreement to buy 12 VVIP choppers but cancelled the deal citing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • AgustaWestland scam: Another Air ex-Chief, Fali Major, named in probe 07-02-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam took a new turn as the name of another former Air Chief Fali Major cropped up during investigations. Finmeccanica lawyers mentioned him in an Italian court saying he had reportedly accepted the company's hospitality while on a trip to Italy in 2007. Major...
  • Chopper deal: After SP Tyagi, former IAF chief Fali Homi Major in the dock 07-02-2014 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: In a case that is bound to bring the Indian Air Force back in the news for wrong reasons yet again, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has been named in the infamous, AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam even as the allegations against former IAF chief...
  • 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...
  • AgustaWestland: A repeat of Bofors scam, says Yashwant Sinha 03-02-2014 03:34 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday reiterated his party's stand to take up the latest revelations in AgustaWestland chopper deal that points finger at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her close aides in Parliament. Sinha compared the AgustaWestland deal with Bofors scam, saying, "After deal was done,...
  • 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: BJP calls it a repeat of Bofors, to raise issue in Parliament 02-02-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is in no mood to let the Congress breathe easy after a letter related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal emerged in which a middleman stated that key aides of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi need to be targeted to push the deal through....
  • 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...
  • Middleman asked AgustaWestland to target Sonia aides for chopper deal 01-02-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: There's a new twist in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam that is bound to be a big embarrassment for the Congress. CNN-IBN has accessed a copy of a letter by key middleman Christian Michel produced in an Italian Court. The letter was written by Michel to the...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI to probe if key middleman was protected 30-01-2014 07:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken note of a CNN-IBN report which said that one of the prime accused middlemen in the AgustaWestland chopper scam had flown to India several times, and in fact, he was in India just a week before the investigative body filed...
  • 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 scam: Michel was in India a week before CBI filed PE 29-01-2014 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: 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. According to documents with CNN-IBN Michel was in India exactly 10...
  • 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: Gave money to Tyagi's family, not him, claims Haschke 11-01-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: In a fresh development in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, key middleman Guido Haschke has told the CBI that no money was paid to former Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi. Though he claimed that kickbacks were given to his the former IAF chief's cousins -...
  • AgustaWestland: Christian Michael's role baffles Indian investigators 10-01-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: A joint team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Ministry of Defence is investigating the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal and interrogating Guido Hashcke, the other middleman in the deal. But it is Christian Michael whose name has again come up as the real key in the...
  • AgustaWestland: India yet to trace the man who may have paid leaders 10-01-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Days after the Union Government scrapped the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal, Indian investigators are yet to get hold of the man who may have allegedly bribed the politicians to push through the deal. British businessman Christian Michael is the man who may have the answers, the man who...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI questions middleman Guido Haschke 09-01-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: A team of Defence Ministry and CBI officials are questioning middleman Guido Haschke in the Rs 3600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam in Italy. It is for the first time that CBI officials were part of Haschke's examination. Sources said that Haschke has refused to answer any specific query from...
  • 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...