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 | Press Trust of India | Monday March 10, 2014
British firm Rolls Royce has written to the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that it was ready to return to the government Rs 18 crore that it paid as commission to its agent.
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 | 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 | 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.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 15, 2013
Defence Minister AK Antony will arrive in Severodvinsk in north Russia tonight for the commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya tomorrow at Sevmash Shipyard, Russia's nuclear submarine building centre.
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday October 9, 2013
Top UPA ministers are battling it out over a Rs 13,000 crore aircraft deal. Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has written a strongly-worded letter to Defence Minister AK Antony, complaining about the Indian Air Force's decision to not allow pub...
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 | 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 | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 1, 2013
India's military, one of the world's largest weapons buyers, unveiled a new arms acquisition policy on Saturday, aimed at weeding out corruption in the defence sector.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday April 12, 2013
Earlier this month, in a rather unusual move, the Indian Air Force (IAF) strongly refuted a report that it was working on a Plan B should its negotiations fail to buy 126 combat jets from Dassault Aviation.
India | 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...
India | Nitin Gokhale | Tuesday February 19, 2013
Following allegations of corruption in the AgustaWestland (AW) helicopter deal, plans for modernization of India's defence forces are in jeopardy.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 17, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron will attempt to "steal" a six billion pound Indian defence contract from under the nose of French President Francois Hollande when he visits New Delhi this week, according to a media report.
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Saturday February 16, 2013
A court in Italy has refused to share with India documents of the Rs 4,000-crore VVIP helicopter deal that Italian defence giant Finmeccanica allegedly won by bribing Indian officials.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday February 16, 2013
After he was arrested for allegedly having bribed Indian officials to land a deal for 12 VVIP helicopters, Giuseppe Orsi resigned on Friday as CEO of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday February 15, 2013
Italian prosecutors investigating defence giant Finmeccanica say that in addition to bribing officials for a 12-helicopter deal, the company discussed kickbacks for a larger deal as well with a serving Brigadier in the Indian Army.
India | NDTV.com | Thursday February 14, 2013
The Defence Ministry will write to AgustaWestland to enquire if it paid bribes to Indian officials to land a Rs 4,000-crore deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in 2010.
India | Nitin Gokhale | Thursday February 14, 2013
The Defence Ministry will write to AgustaWestland to enquire if it paid bribes to Indian officials to land a 4,000-crore deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in 2010.
India | Reported by Nitin A Gokhale, edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday February 14, 2013
Chopper deal: With the government under fire for the Italian chopper deal now being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Congress-led UPA has sought to underscore that the tender for the deal was tweaked in 2003, when the BJP was ...