वीवीआईपी चॉपर घोटाला : ब्रिगेडियर पर घूस का आरोप
Jan 5, 2014
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 18, 2014
An Italian court has barred India from encashing bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,360 crore of AgustaWestland as part of the penalties imposed on it after scrapping of the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Tuesday March 18, 2014
India has received a major setback in its attempt to cover itself financially after it cancelled a 12-helicopter deal with Italian defence giant Finmeccanica. The deal was cancelled in January over allegations of bribery and kickbacks.
India | Reuters | Tuesday March 18, 2014
An Italian judge has rejected a request by India to recover more than 278 million euros in bank guarantees backing a scrapped helicopter deal with Finmeccanica, the Italian defence group said on Monday.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 2, 2014
India has to recover bank guarantee worth Rs 2,134 crore deposited in Italian banks after scrapping AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal in which allegations of corruption against then IAF Chief SP Tyagi and others are being probed by CBI.
India | Reuters | Thursday February 6, 2014
India's military has postponed until the next financial year a plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France's Dassault Aviation, the defence minister said on Thursday.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 5, 2014
Amid angry shouts alleging corruption within the government, Defence Minister AK Antony today said there was no proof of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's alleged link to the VVIP chopper scam, which involves the now-cancelled deal to buy 12 luxury h...
India | Nitin Gokhale | Tuesday February 4, 2014
The government has just eight choppers to fly top leaders like the President and the Prime Minister and all of them are almost past their expiry date, the government has been warned recently.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 2, 2014
An alleged middleman allegedly involved in the Rs. 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal had asked Anglo-Italian defence manufacturer AgustaWestland to "target" UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her "closest advisers" to bag the 12-helicopter contract, a docum...
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 2, 2014
Some key documents submitted in an Italian court have revealed that an alleged middleman asked a contact in India to target key aides of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to bag the VVIP chopper deal.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday January 24, 2014
After India scrapped a contract for procuring VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland, American firm Textron today said it is ready to offer its unique V-22 Osprey helicopter to India for ferrying its dignitaries.
India | Nitin A Gokhale | Wednesday January 22, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has reportedly asked the Law Ministry if it can question West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and Goa Governor BV Wanchoo in its investigation into alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600-crore VVIP helicopter deal.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 14, 2014
India has encashed a guarantee of over Rs 250 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank in Delhi even as it is preparing to file an appeal against an Italian court's stay on its move to encash another guarantee deposited in an Italian bank.
India | Reuters | Friday January 10, 2014
Italian defence giant Finmeccanica's troubles in India are deepening, with the New Delhi government seeking repayments worth some 270 million euros over a scrapped helicopter deal.
India | Reported by Rahul Joglekar, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Saturday January 11, 2014
An Italian public prosecutor on Thursday asked in court whether the initials 'AP' appearing in the notes of a middleman accused of paying bribes to push the controversial AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal was a reference to senior Congress leader Ahme...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik (With inputs from PTI) | Thursday January 9, 2014
A team of Defence Ministry and CBI officials will question alleged middleman Guido Haschke in Italy today in connection with the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper scam.
India | Reuters | Friday January 3, 2014
Italian defence group Finmeccanica said on Thursday its AgustaWestland unit welcomed India's decision to take part in an arbitration process over a $770 million helicopter deal.
India | Nitin Gokhale | Thursday January 2, 2014
India has finally cancelled the controversial Rs 3,600-crore contract for 12 helicopters meant for VVIPs with UK-based AgustaWestland amid allegations that deal was riddled with kickbacks.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik (With inputs from PTI) | Wednesday January 1, 2014
India has cancelled the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal with British manufacturer AgustaWestland over allegations that it was riddled with kickbacks, sources in the Defence Ministry have told NDTV.
India | Reuters | Wednesday December 11, 2013
India has not taken any decision so far on cancelling a $770 million helicopter deal with British-Italian company AgustaWestland after accusations it bribed officials, defence minister AK Anthony told Parliament on Wednesday.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with PTI inputs) | Saturday December 7, 2013
An Italian court yesterday allowed Indian authorities to question alleged middleman Guido Hashcke in the chopper scam case. However, sources have told NDTV that a team from the Ministry of Defence refused to question him. The reason behind their refu...