Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with inputs from PTI) | Thursday May 9, 2013
An Italian investigation had disclosed that Anglo-Italian firm AugustaWestland (AW) and Finmeccanica had paid bribes worth nearly Rs 350 crores through a complex web of companies and middlemen to swing a 12-helicopter contract with India.
Associated Press | Sunday May 5, 2013
The former CEO of the Italian defense giant Finmeccanica was freed Saturday from jail pending his trial on corruption charges next month.
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...
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 | Monday March 11, 2013
The government has received the first set of official documents from Italy in connection with the VVIP chopper scam including the warrants issued against former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Finmeccanica Giuseppe Orsi by authorities there.
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.
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...
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...
Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Friday March 1, 2013
The Supreme Court today turned down a public interest litigation or PIL that a special investigation team should be set up to probe the Rs 4000-crore VVIP helicopter deal.
Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday February 27, 2013
The Defence Minister AK Antony promised Parliament today that the government will identify and punish those who accepted or paid kickbacks in a deal to buy 12 Italian helicopters. The government won a vote in the Rajya Sabha to set up a parliamentary...
Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday February 27, 2013
During a discussion in the Rajya Sabha today, the BJP once again demanded that the Supreme Court should monitor the investigation into the allegations of kickbacks in the Rs. 4000 crore VVIP chopper deal. The opposition party had earlier rejected a J...
Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; edited by Mala Das | Monday February 25, 2013
India will send a new letter to helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland (AW), warning that early investigations by the CBI suggest that bribes were paid by the Anglo-Italian venture to land a deal for 12 helicopters in 2010.
Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Mala Das | Monday February 25, 2013
The CBI, which is investigating allegations of kickbacks in a deal to buy 12 helicopters from Italy, has included former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi in its preliminary enquiry. That indicates that the agency believes the charges against him, made first ...
Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; edited by Janaki Fernandes | Monday February 25, 2013
India is preparing to cancel a deal for 12 Italian helicopters following allegations raised in Rome about nearly 350 crores paid as kickbacks to Indian officials including a former Air Force chief. NDTV has accessed the reply sent by the helicopter m...
Reported by Sunetra Choudhury (with inputs from PTI); Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday February 25, 2013
The investigating team from India probing the alleged kickbacks in the VVIP chopper scandal has procured some documents from the Italian authorities in Milan, according to sources. The documents are reportedly company papers of AgustaWestland and Fin...