Choppergate as big as Bofors?
Feb 3, 2014
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 4, 2014
In an off-shoot of VVIP helicopter deal scam, CBI today registered a case against a Brigadier working with Army Aviation for allegedly fudging trial flight records of the helicopters.
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 | 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.
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 | 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...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 13, 2013
Defence Minister AK Antony had questioned the IAF decision to hold overseas trials for the VVIP chopper deal but later agreed to the same after receiving an assurance from the then IAF top brass, states a CAG report.