Light Utility Helicopters

  • Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6,000 crore deal to buy 197 Light Utility Helicopters 4 days ago

    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 defers purchase of 197 choppers over bribery claim April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday deferred a decision on a deal to buy 197 light-utility helicopters pending completion of an investigation into kickback allegations, the latest setback to efforts to upgrade the country's ageing arsenal. Meanwhile, the Army has asked the government to probe charges that a Brigadier had...