CAG finds many problem areas in VVIP chopper deal
Aug 13, 2013
CAG lands government in 'choppy' waters
Aug 13, 2013
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 | 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.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 13, 2013
The government broke its own procurement rules to award a 3,700-crore contract for 12 helicopters to Italian-owned AgustaWestland, the government's auditor has said in a detailed report. The auditor's report, presented in Parliament today, comes as t...
India | Reuters | Tuesday August 13, 2013
Indian negotiators set a higher base price for the purchase of helicopters from AgustaWestland and frequently changed the bidding rules, the auditor said on Tuesday, making it harder for the government to complete the 560 million euro deal.
India | Agencies | Monday July 29, 2013
After an Italian judge today included Defence Minister AK Antony as a possible witness in a trial of former bosses of Italy's Finmeccanica over corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, sources say India has ruled out his appearan...
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 | 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 | 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.
India | 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.
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 | 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.