Choppers Deal

  • Government puts deals worth Rs 30,000 crore with Finmeccanica on hold August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has put all dealings with Italian firm Finmeccanica on hold. A circular says that all procurements with Finmeccanica and its affiliates have been suspended. The move comes after Finmeccanica settled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case in Italy. The Indian government move means arms deals worth...
  • Finmeccanica settles with Italy prosecutors to end VVIP chopper deal probe July 30, 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 top-end...
  • Margaret Alva to be sworn in as Goa Governor on Saturday July 11, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva would be sworn-in as Governor of Goa on Saturday after predecessor BV Wanchoo resigned last week. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Mohit Shantilal Shah will administer the oath of office to the Governor at Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm tomorrow,...
  • News 360: Free from ISIS clutches, Indian nurses head for home July 4, 2014

    As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. ...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Goa: CM Parrikar speaks to PM on his stand on Governor's resignation June 25, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that he has communicated to the Prime Minister, his stand on demand of resignation of Goa Governor BV Wanchoo, by the local BJP unit, over the helicopter purchase scam. "As a Chief Minister, I have told the Prime Minister whatever I feel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chopper deal: SG cautions against CBI questioning Goa, WB governors May 22, 2014

    Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran has cautioned CBI against questioning the governors of Goa and West Bengal in its VVIP helicopter deal investigation even as witnesses, pointing out that they enjoy constitutional immunity. In his opinion rendered to the government, the senior Law Officer has said that their questioning even as witnesses...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy April 18, 2014

    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 Kumar...
  • Italy court bars encashing Agusta bank guarantee, India may file plea March 18, 2014

    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 March 18, 2014

    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 February 8, 2014

    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...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? February 8, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

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  • IAF will get new VIP choppers soon: AK Antony February 6, 2014

    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...
  • AgustaWestland: BJP calls it a repeat of Bofors, to raise issue in Parliament February 2, 2014

    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. "This...
  • AgustaWestland deal: New letter puts Sonia in a spot, CBI takes note February 1, 2014

    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 February 1, 2014

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

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  • Why no attempt made to monitor Michel during his trips to India? January 29, 2014

    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 January 29, 2014

    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 days...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI questions middleman Guido Haschke January 9, 2014

    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 the...
  • Chopper scam: Italian court allows India to question Hashcke December 7, 2013

    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 November 19, 2013

    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? October 19, 2013

    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 October 18, 2013

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  • News 360: India hunts for treasure in Unnao, PIL seeks SC monitoring October 18, 2013

    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...