Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 22, 2013
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today expressed reservations over appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG, saying there could be a "conflict of interest" as he will be auditing defence deals in which he had a role as Defence Secretary.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 17, 2013
Aeromatrix Info Solutions private limited, an accused firm in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP helicopter deal scam, has moved a Delhi court seeking defreezing of its bank account for paying salaries to its employees.
Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Reuters) | Tuesday April 2, 2013
The government today deferred a decision on a deal to buy 197 light-utility helicopters pending completion of an investigation into kickback allegations, the latest setback to efforts to upgrade the country's ageing arsenal. The decision was taken at...
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 25, 2013
Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday confirmed that corruption had taken place in the controversial helicopter deal with Italian company AgustaWestland. He added that a new defence procurement policy would soon be ready.
Press Trust of India | Sunday March 17, 2013
Sonia Gandhi is expected to unveil Congress' strategy on Tuesday in the backdrop of opposition flak over issues like the VVIP chopper deal, Italian marines and DMK threat to pull out of UPA on Sri Lankan Tamils problem.
Written by Nitin Gokhale | Monday March 18, 2013
Although the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named former Air Chief SP Tyagi, his cousins and some others for conspiring to award the VVIP contract to AgustaWestland, a detailed investigation by NDTV has revealed that Air Chief Marshal Tyag...
Sunetra Choudhury | Thursday March 14, 2013
The CBI, which has charged former air force chief SP Tyagi with corruption and conspiracy in the VVIP chopper deal, has said in its First Information Report (FIR) that he and his three cousins were bribed 4,26,000 euros or Rs 2.98 crore to swing the ...
Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; edited by Janaki Fernandes | Thursday March 14, 2013
Former Air Chief SP Tyagi has been accused of corruption and conspiracy by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and his house in Delhi was raided this morning in a search for evidence that he accepted kickbacks to ensure a deal for 12 helicopte...
Press Trust of India | Friday March 8, 2013
CBI today quizzed the industrialist-brother of former union minister Santosh Bagrodia's Satish Bagrodia who is the Chairman of IDS Infotech, one of the suspect companies in the alleged bribery scandal in Rs 3600-crore VVIP Chopper deal.
Press Trust of India | Thursday March 7, 2013
The Defence Ministry has asked AgustaWestland (AW) to explain within one week its links to software companies headquartered in Chandigarh that were allegedly used to pay kickbacks for a 12-helicopter deal signed in 2010.
Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday March 6, 2013
SP Tyagi, who headed the Indian Air Force from 2004 to 2007, was interrogated today by Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI officials for allegedly accepting kickbacks from helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland (AW), which landed a deal with India...
Sunetra Choudhury | Tuesday March 5, 2013
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the Rs 3600-crore helicopter deal, questioned the CEO of Aeromatrix, Praveen Bakshi, for second day in a row today.
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.
Press Trust of India | Monday March 4, 2013
CBI today started examination of suspects in connection with alleged kickbacks received in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal as it reached Chandigarh and questioned executives of IDS Infotech and Aeromatrix-firms named in its preliminary enquiry (P...
Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday March 1, 2013
Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi and his cousins will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) next week in its probe into the Rs 4000-crore VVIP chopper scam, sources have told NDTV. The CBI is investigating allegations of kickbacks...