India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 7, 2013
An Italian court today allowed Indian authorities to question alleged middleman Guido Hashcke in the chopper scam case, which is being heard in that country.
India News | 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 investigated for possible kickbacks in both Italy and India.
India News | NDTV.com | Tuesday August 13, 2013
In its report tabled in Parliament today, the Comptroller and Auditor General or CAG said that the government had failed to follow defence procurement policy rules in awarding the contract for 12 VIP choppers. Here are some of the findings of the report:
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 17, 2013
CBI has sent one of its investigating officers along with a Defence Ministry team to Milan to attend a trial related to alleged corruption by AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica executives in clinching the VVIP helicopter supply contract.
India News | 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 News | 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 News | 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.
World News | 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.
India News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 Tyagi wasn't alone in identifying and finalising the Italian Company's name for supply of 12 VVIP helico...
India News | 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 helicopters was bagged by AgustaWestland (AW), an Anglo-Italian venture.
India News | 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.
India News | 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.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 7, 2013
The Defence Ministry has asked AgustaWestland (AW) to explain within one week its links to software companies headquartered in Chandigarh that were allegedly used to pay kickbacks for a 12-helicopter deal signed in 2010.
India News | 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 worth nearly 4,000 crores in 2010.
India News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 (PE).
India News | 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 in a deal to buy 12 helicopters from anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland (AW). It has included the...
India News | 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 News | 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 Committee (JPC) as "an exercise in futility," will not participate.