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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Another Air ex-Chief, Fali Major, named in probe 07-02-2014 05:30 PM

    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 07-02-2014 08:33 AM

    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 11-01-2014 09:50 AM

    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 cousins -...
  • AgustaWestland: India yet to trace the man who may have paid leaders 10-01-2014 07:25 PM

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • Choppergate: CBI gets fresh documents from Italy 12-09-2013 10:43 PM

    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...
  • AgustaWestland deal: 70 secret Indian defence documents seized 30-07-2013 10:44 AM

    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 28-07-2013 05:23 PM

    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 highly-placed sources, the documents are expected to be handed over to...
  • Tainted chopper deal: Finmeccanica ex-CEO Giuseppe Orsi's trial begins 19-06-2013 08:41 AM

    Milan: Months after the shocking revelations of the AgustaWestland bribery case, Finmeccanica ex-CEO 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....
  • India made a party in VVIP chopper scam trial 05-06-2013 08:48 PM

    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 04-06-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Staring at the prospect of being blacklisted in the wake of the chopper scam, Anglo-Italian 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 16-05-2013 10:21 PM

    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 06-05-2013 08:15 PM

    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 01-05-2013 04:06 AM

    New Delhi: Facing a CBI probe for its alleged role in the payments of kickbacks in the VVIP chopper deal, Anglo-Italian 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...
  • Chopper deal: CBI freezes accounts of accused including Tyagi 23-04-2013 03:27 PM

    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 17-04-2013 05:58 PM

    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 Chandigarh-based firm, in its petition, has said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • Armed forces should have transparency, says Antony 09-04-2013 03:30 AM

    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 bi-annual 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 07-04-2013 07:07 PM

    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...
  • IAF ex-chief changed norms to favour AgustaWestland: CBI FIR 13-03-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi helped in swinging the VVIP chopper deal in favour of Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland by lowering the service height from 6000 metres to 4,500 metres, the CBI's FIR states. The FIR, however, doesn't mention Tyagi having received money in the deal. Sources alleged...