Vvip Helicopter

  • Defence Ministry planning to put an end to single-vendor tenders 14-04-2013 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to avoid allegations of favouritism and scams in acquisitions, the Defence Ministry is planning to put an end to single-vendor tenders and is expected to issue directions to the Services headquarters soon in this regard. The Ministry is considering formulation of a policy in this regard and...
  • No further requests in AugustaWestland case: UK 08-04-2013 05:14 PM

    London: Britain has stressed that it would not be intervening in any investigations into the AgustaWestland helicopter bribery case. "Prime Minister David Cameron had stated during his India visit (February 2013) that we will offer our help if asked to do so and there have been no further requests. The...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 01-04-2013 11:46 PM

    A CBI report states that Former Air Chief Marshal (retd) SP Tyagi received cash in return for favouring Anglo-Italian helicopter company AgustaWestland in the controversial Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal. ...
  • Rome: Finnmeccanica in troubled waters over AgustaWestland chopper deal 16-02-2013 09:18 AM

    Finnmeccanica has been served a showcause notice by the Indian government. ...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: Where is the money going? 15-02-2013 10:33 PM

    The Ministry of Defence on Friday initiated the process to scrap the deal with AgustaWestland for 12 VVIP helicopters. ...
  • Wait for probe report on chopper deal before questioning: Sandeep Dikshit 15-02-2013 02:22 PM

    Congress leader Sandeep Diskhit has slammed the BJP for politicising the VVIP chopper issue. ...
  • VVIP helicopter deal: India seeks details from UK 10-11-2012 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said India has sought details from the UK in connection with corruption allegations in the VVIP helicopter deal with Italy. He said that "strong action" would be taken in case any foul play is found. "The contract is with a particular company...
  • Defence body to decide on replacing ageing IAF choppers 29-10-2012 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council is set to meet on Monday where a decision is expected on replacing the military's ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters of the Indian Air Force. The meet comes amidst allegations of bribery which threaten to torpedo the VVIP helicopter deal. Italian defence major Finmeccanica...
  • IAF says its ex-pilot not among 3 Indians in VVIP helicopter probe 27-10-2012 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a clarification denying that a former pilot is among the Indians named in a bribery case surrounding the sale of VVIP helicopters to the IAF from Anglo-Italian helicopter company AgustaWestland, that is owned by Italian industrial conglomerate Finmeccanica. Air Force PRO,...
  • IAF VVIP helicopter deal: Army Brigadier under scanner 27-10-2012 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: A Brigadier of the Indian Army is under the scanner for allegedly demanding bribe of USD five million from an Italian company in a helicopter deal, with the Defence Ministry on Saturday seeking details from the government there and assuring "strong action" against the culprits. The allegations were...
  • Sale of Augusta Westland helicopters to IAF under scanner 25-10-2012 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: The sale of Augusta Westland helicopters to the Air Force is being probed for possible kickbacks. Italian authorities have reportedly recorded conversations between the India head of the helicopter manufacturer, Finmeccanica, and a middleman. The deal to purchase 12 VVIP helicopters for Rs 3500 crores is already under...