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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...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 27, 2013
AgustaWestland has submitted its reply to the Indian Defence Ministry's final show cause notice in the VVIP chopper deal and the Ministry is expected to take a final decision on the contract soon, said informed sources.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 19, 2013
AgustaWestland has not been contacted by India's defence ministry over the possible cancellation of a helicopter deal, the company's parent group, Italy's Finmeccanica, said on Tuesday.
India | Reuters | Tuesday November 19, 2013
India may cancel a scandal-tainted chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland, prejudging the outcome of a meeting on Wednesday between company executives and Defence Ministry officials to discuss the contract, three sources said.
Tuesday November 19, 2013
Finmeccanica is also the parent company of AgustaWestland, which is facing probe after bribery charges were levelled against it in the Rs 3,600-crore helicopter deal with India.
India | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday October 23, 2013
The Defence Ministry has issued a final showcause notice to AgustaWestland before the impending cancellation of a controversial 3,600 crore contract for choppers for VVIPs including the Prime Minister.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday October 18, 2013
Swiss resident Guido Ralph Haschke, the alleged middleman in an Indian deal for VVIP helicopters won by AgustaWestland, has been arrested on charges of bribery. The Rs 3,600-crore chopper contract is under investigation by Italian and Indian agencies...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday October 18, 2013
Swiss authorities have arrested Guido Ralph Haschke, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal, on charges of bribery, Italian media reported on Thursday.
India | Reuters | Friday October 4, 2013
AgustaWestland has invoked arbitration over a scandal-tainted deal to sell helicopters to the government, according to a statement on Friday from the unit of Italy's Finmeccanica.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday October 4, 2013
Air Force Chief NAK Browne today pointed out to the government that it needs to urgently make a decision on which helicopters will be used for VVIPs like the Prime Minister and President, given that a deal with British manufacturer AgustaWestland has...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 15, 2013
The officers who led probe in the AgustaWestland helicopter scam, Adarsh Housing scam and CPM leader Ajit Sarkar's murder case are among 20 CBI officials who have won police medals for meritorious service on the occasion of Independence day.
India | Reported by Nitin A Gokhale, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday August 13, 2013
The Defence Ministry changed its own rules to sign a contract worth nearly 3700 crores for 12 helicopters with AgustaWestland, an Italian-owned company, the government's auditor has said in a report that dissects the deal that's now being investigate...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 13, 2013
The government broke its own procurement rules to award a 3,700-crore contract for 12 helicopters to Italian-owned AgustaWestland, the government's auditor has said in a detailed report. The auditor's report, presented in Parliament today, comes as t...
India | NDTV.com | Tuesday August 13, 2013
In its report tabled in Parliament today, the Comptroller and Auditor General or CAG said that the government had failed to follow defence procurement policy rules in awarding the contract for 12 VIP choppers. Here are some of the findings of the rep...
India | Reuters | Tuesday August 13, 2013
Indian negotiators set a higher base price for the purchase of helicopters from AgustaWestland and frequently changed the bidding rules, the auditor said on Tuesday, making it harder for the government to complete the 560 million euro deal.
India | Agencies | Monday July 29, 2013
After an Italian judge today included Defence Minister AK Antony as a possible witness in a trial of former bosses of Italy's Finmeccanica over corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, sources say India has ruled out his appearan...
India | Reuters | Monday July 29, 2013
Defence Minister AK Antony, together with a former UK Defence Minister and ex-chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata, have been lined up as witnesses in a trial of former bosses of Italy's Finmeccanica over corruption in a helicopter deal with India.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday June 17, 2013
CBI has sent one of its investigating officers along with a Defence Ministry team to Milan to attend a trial related to alleged corruption by AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica executives in clinching the VVIP helicopter supply contract.
India | Nitin A Gokhale | Tuesday June 4, 2013
Indian Defence Ministry is likely to be forced into taking a position on the status of Rs 4,000-crore VVIP helicopter contract with Italian defence giant AgustaWestland.
India | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday April 23, 2013
The bank accounts of former Air Force chief SP Tyagi and many others accused in the VVIP chopper scam have been frozen by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today.