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.
India | 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.
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...
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.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from agencies) | Wednesday February 27, 2013
30 members of Parliament will investigate India's agreement to buy 12 helicopters from AgustaWestland, a deal worth nearly 3,600 crores that was allegedly organised in exchange for kickbacks. The BJP, which has described the Joint Parliamentary Commi...
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 | NDTV.com | Wednesday February 27, 2013
The government today won a vote in the Rajya Sabha to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee or JPC to investigate the VVIP chopper scandal. The BJP is however not on board.
Cheat Sheet | 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...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 27, 2013
The controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal will be debated in the Rajya Sabha today after the government agreed to discuss the issue following demand by the BJP on Tuesday.
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...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday February 25, 2013
As a controversy rages over the Rs 4000-crore VVIP helicopter deal, the first Agusta Westland chopper to land in India sits grounded in a Rajasthan hangar and the ruling Congress proposes to investigate why it was at all bought for a not insignifican...
India | 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...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday February 21, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee, making his first address to a joint gathering of MPs from both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session today, said he hoped for a productive Parliament sitting, that comes after a tough economic year.
India | NDTV.com | Thursday February 21, 2013
The Budget Session of Parliament is set to begin today with the Opposition vowing to strongly raise issues like corruption and inflation.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Thursday February 21, 2013
"We're looking forward to a productive, constructive session of parliament. That's what our country's people expect," the Prime Minister said today, urging the opposition to participate in "responsible dialogue and debate."
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 21, 2013
The Budget Session of Parliament is set to begin today with the Opposition vowing to strongly raise issues like corruption and inflation. The government has expressed readiness to discuss all issues and order any kind of probe into the chopper scam.
India | Reported by Nitin Gokhale | Wednesday February 20, 2013
Did the government, accused by the opposition of inaction for months in the 4000-crore VVIP helicopter deal controversy, ignore several warnings last year about continued activities of middlemen in defence deals?