Choppers Deal

  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy 18-04-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant...
  • Italy court bars encashing Agusta bank guarantee, India may file plea 18-03-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: India is likely to file an appeal against the order of an Italian court rejecting its request to encash bank guarantees on the AgustaWestland helicopter deal. In a setback to India, an Italian court has barred it from encashing bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,360 crore of AgustaWestland...
  • 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 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-02-2014 10:40 PM

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  • 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: 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 29-01-2014 11:22 PM

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chopper scam: Italian court allows India to question Hashcke 07-12-2013 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: An Italian court on Friday allowed Indian authorities to question alleged middleman Guido Hashcke in the chopper scam case. According to reports, Haschke was giving his statement to the court in Milan when a team of Indian officials present there were allowed to question him. Hasckhe is the...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 18-10-2013 11:43 PM

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  • News 360: India hunts for treasure in Unnao, PIL seeks SC monitoring 18-10-2013 09:08 PM

    Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to monitor...
  • Swiss authorities make first arrest in Agusta Westland Chopper deal 18-10-2013 03:47 PM

    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 deal: Italian middleman Haschke arrested on charges of bribery 18-10-2013 08:11 AM

    Milan: Swiss authorities on Thursday arrested Italian middleman Guido Haschke on bribery charges in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal with India. According to Italian media reports he might be brought to Italy next week if he does not appeal against his extradition in a Swiss court. The Italian and Indian...
  • IAF seeks early decision on VVIP choppers 04-10-2013 05:44 PM

    IAF is pushing for an early decision on VVIP choppers as it has told the government that the Mi-8 helicopters being used to ferry dignitaries would be phased out from next year. "There is a CBI case (in the chopper scam) going on here and Italian investigations are happening in...
  • Ex-IAF chief F H Major defends decision of holding chopper trials abroad 13-08-2013 11:14 PM

    Facing criticism for allegedly insisting on holding the trials of the helicopters in the VVIP chopper deal abroad, former IAF chief F H Major on Tuesday defended his decision saying that as a service chief, he wanted the equipment to be delivered at the earliest possible time. Talking to TV...
  • AgustaWestland case: CBI studying CAG report 13-08-2013 09:34 PM

    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...
  • Antony questioned foreign trials in chopper tender: CAG 13-08-2013 08:03 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Will respond to CAG report on AgustaWestland choppers in Parliament: Congress 13-08-2013 05:40 PM

    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 13-08-2013 12:50 PM

    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....
  • Chopper deal: CBI gets AgustaWestland phone call transcripts 08-08-2013 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: Italian authorities have handed over to CBI transcripts of telephone conversations intercepted by them in the VVIP helicopter scam, a move which may help the agency in expediting its probe in the case. CBI sources said a CD has been given to the officials of Indian Mission in...