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  • AgustaWestland scam: IAF ex-chief SP Tyagi hails Italian court order, says the Indian system failed him 6 days ago

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Another Air exChief, Fali Major, named in probe February 7, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    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...
  • AgustaWestland: Gave money to Tyagi's family, not him, claims Haschke January 11, 2014

    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...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • AgustaWestland: India yet to trace the man who may have paid leaders January 10, 2014

    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...
  • 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 @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • Swiss authorities make first arrest in Agusta Westland Chopper deal October 18, 2013

    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 October 18, 2013

    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 agencies...
  • IAF seeks early decision on VVIP choppers October 4, 2013

    IAF is pushing for an early decision on VVIP choppers as it has told the government that the Mi8 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 Milan....
  • Choppergate: CBI gets fresh documents from Italy September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI has received a fresh tranche of documents from Italian authorities in the AgustaWestland chopper bribery scandal allegedly involving former IAF chief SP Tyagi which is under probe of the agency. The sources said CBI is also expecting to get complete copies of transcripts of phone conversations of middlemen,...
  • AgustaWestland deal: 70 secret Indian defence documents seized July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: In the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal probe, Italian prosecutors have claimed that 70 top secret Indian Defence Ministry documents were stored in the hard disc of the company's computers. The documents were seized from middlemen Carlos Gerosa and Guido Haschke. The information was related to...
  • IAF bribery scam: CBI may get Agusta phone transcripts on Monday July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Italian authorities on Monday, may hand over to the CBI the crucial telephone transcripts in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter scam, a move which may help it in expediting the probe into the case. According to highlyplaced sources, the documents are expected to be handed over to...
  • Tainted chopper deal: Finmeccanica exCEO Giuseppe Orsi's trial begins June 19, 2013

    Milan: Months after the shocking revelations of the AgustaWestland bribery case, Finmeccanica exCEO Giuseppe Orsi's trial begins on Wednesday. A CBI team will also be attending the trial in Milan. Orsi and the CEO of its chopper unit Bruno Spagnoli, will go on trial on Wednesday in a Milan court. Orsi...
  • India made a party in VVIP chopper scam trial June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India has been made a party in the VVIP chopper scam trial in Italy which is expected to begin in the third week of June there. The Indian side is in the process of hiring a law firm there to present its case in the Italian trial procedures,...
  • AgustaWestland approaches govt for release of Rs 2,400 crore June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Staring at the prospect of being blacklisted in the wake of the chopper scam, AngloItalian firm AgustaWestland has approached the Finance Ministry for release of nearly Rs 2,400 crore which has been put on hold by the Defence Ministry pending inquiry into the case. The company has written...
  • CBI quizzes senior IAF official in VVIP chopper deal May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday quizzed a senior Air Force officer as witness in connection with alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP Helicopter deal in which former Air Chief is one of the suspects. Without naming the officer, CBI sources said an Air Marshal level officer was examined...
  • Lookout notice against Tyagi in chopper deal: Antony May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI has issued a lookout notice against a former IAF chief in connection with alleged irregularities in procurement of VVIP helicopters, Defence Minister AK Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to the House, he said, "CBI has issued Lookout notice against a number...
  • AgustaWestland seeks time from Centre to discuss chopper deal May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Facing a CBI probe for its alleged role in the payments of kickbacks in the VVIP chopper deal, AngloItalian AgustaWestland on Tuesday said it has sought time from the Defence Ministry to discuss its contract with India. "AgustaWestland International Ltd (as the formal 'seller') has formally sought bilateral discussions...
  • Chopper deal: CBI freezes accounts of accused including Tyagi April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has frozen the accounts of all accused in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal including former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi. The CBI FIR had named Tyagi as one of the recipients of alleged kickbacks. The probing agency believes Tyagi tweaked norms so that...
  • Chopper deal: Aeromatrix moves court for defreezing account April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Aeromatrix Info Solutions private limited, an accused firm in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP helicopter deal scam, has moved a Delhi court seeking defreezing of its bank account for paying salaries to its employees. The Chandigarhbased firm, in its petition, has said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • Armed forces should have transparency, says Antony April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of recent scams in defence purchases, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said the armed forces should have "transparency" in their functioning. Inaugurating the biannual Army Commanders' Conference in Delhi, he expressed concern over the regional security situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan and expressed confidence...
  • VVIP Chopper deal: CBI likely to start questioning this week April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to start questioning suspects this week in connection with its ongoing probe into alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal. CBI sources said the agency is likely to call former Air Chief SP Tyagi and his cousins for questioning. They said that...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 1, 2013

    A CBI report states that Former Air Chief Marshal (retd) SP Tyagi received cash in return for favouring AngloItalian helicopter company AgustaWestland in the controversial Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal. The report, however, fails to mention the amount that was paid to the retired Air Chief Marshal and the...