India | Nitin Gokhale | Friday October 10, 2014
A court in Italy on Thursday ruled that no kickbacks were paid in a deal for 12 helicopters for use by top Indian political leaders. It also found that there is no evidence to suggest former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi had accepted bribes to help...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Rahul Joglekar, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday October 9, 2014
A court in Italy has ruled that no kickbacks were paid in a deal for 12 helicopters for use by top Indian political leaders. It also found that there is no evidence to suggest former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi had accepted bribes to help AgustaW...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 5, 2014
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today slapped a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and 20 others in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal to probe alleged kickbacks of Rs. 360 crore.
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 Surabhi Malik (With inputs from PTI) | Thursday January 9, 2014
A team of Defence Ministry and CBI officials will question alleged middleman Guido Haschke in Italy today in connection with the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper scam.
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 | 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 | 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 | Wednesday June 5, 2013
India has been made a party in the VVIP chopper scam trial in Italy which is expected to begin in the third week of June in Italy.
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 | 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.
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.
India | 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.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 17, 2013
CBI has issued look-out notices for former IAF Chief SP Tyagi, his three cousins and five other Indians who have been named in its FIR in the alleged kickbacks received by them in Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal.
India | 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...
India | 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 ...
India | 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...
India | 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...
India | 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...
India | 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.
Cheat Sheet | 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...
India | 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.
India | 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 ...
India | 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...