India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday 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 today said it will take "immediate steps" to fully recover the amount.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 24, 2014
Lifting a freeze partially, an Italian court has allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth about Rs 1,818 crore deposited by Agusta Westland in a bank there in the VVIP chopper deal which has been scrapped because of bribery allegations.
India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury, edited by Samira Shaikh | Tuesday March 5, 2013
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing arms dealer Abhishek Verma, has begun investigating the payoffs into the Rs 3400 cr deal signed in 2004 for 12 Agusta Westland choppers, sources told NDTV.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday February 25, 2013
As a controversy rages over the Rs 4000-crore VVIP helicopter deal, the first Agusta Westland chopper to land in India sits grounded in a Rajasthan hangar and the ruling Congress proposes to investigate why it was at all bought for a not insignificant Rs 20 crore.
India News | Reported by Nitin Gokhale | Wednesday February 20, 2013
Did the government, accused by the opposition of inaction for months in the 4000-crore VVIP helicopter deal controversy, ignore several warnings last year about continued activities of middlemen in defence deals?
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Tuesday February 19, 2013
With parliament scheduled to meet in two days, the government is prepping for accusations from the opposition of allowing a helicopter scam to unfold on its watch.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 17, 2012
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have begun training on the Agusta Westland AW 101 helicopters in Britain. The same model has been purchased for ferrying dignitaries in India, the first of which are to be delivered by end-2012.