AGUSTAWESTLAND

  • 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....
  • 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,...
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  • News 360: Delhi University scraps FYUP, admissions yet to begin June 27, 2014

    Celebrations erupted as the week long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). ...
  • Governors can be questioned while in office: AG Mukul Rohtagi June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi has opposed former Solicitor General's view saying that governors could be questioned as part of an investigation while in office. He, however, added that the governors could be prosecuted once they are out of office. Rohtagi's remarks come in wake of the CBI questioning West Bengal...
  • 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...
  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI to send teams to record statements of Goa, WB Governors June 5, 2014

    CBI will soon send teams to examine West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and his Goa counterpart B V Wanchoo as "witnesses" in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter purchase deal. Highlyplaced CBI sources said the agency has informed the Law Ministry that there was no bar on examining...
  • India aims to recover 228 million euros in Finmeccanica bank guarantees May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India will move to recover bank guarantees from an aborted 560millioneuro helicopter deal with Italy's Finmeccanica, the defence ministry said, after an Italian court lifted a freeze on 228 million euros held with European banks. New Delhi scrapped the deal with Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit in January, after graft allegations...
  • AgustaWestland guarantees: Defence Ministry to take steps to recover amount May 25, 2014

    After an Italian court partially lifted the freeze and allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in the VVIP chopper deal, the Defence Ministry on Sunday said it will take "immediate steps" to fully recover the amount. The Italian court on May 23 allowed India...