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`Strict action necessary to check malpractices in acquisition`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 19:53

After scrapping AgustaWestland chopper deal, AK Antony said cancelling contracts leads to delays in modernisation, government will take actions to end malpractices in military acquisition process.

Authenticity of VVIP chopper deal notes `not proved`: Antony

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 17:25

Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said certain notes have come to light suggesting that middlemen in the VVIP chopper deal were trying to target certain Indian leaders but their authenticity is "not proved".

VVIP chopper scam a repeat of Bofors, will raise in Parliament: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 16:08

BJP on Sunday hit out at Sonia Gandhi over claims that an alleged middlemen in the VVIP chopper scam had asked a contact in India to "target" the Congress chief and her advisors to clinch the deal, saying it was a repeat of the Bofors scam and the issue will be raised in parliament.

Target Sonia, her advisers: VVIP chopper deal middleman told AgustaWestland

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 10:43

The alleged middleman involved in the VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michel, had reportedly asked his Indian contact to target UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her close advisers to bag the deal.

VVIP chopper scam: `Middleman told AgustaWestland to target Sonia Gandhi, advisers`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 21:22

One of the alleged middlemen in the VVIP chopper scam had asked a contact in India to target UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then NSA MK Narayanan to bag the deal, according to a document submitted in Italian court.

CBI seeks President nod to examine Governors` in chopper deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 22:03

After the refusal by Law Ministry, the CBI has now approached President`s office seeking permission to record as witness the statements of Governors M K Narayanan and B V Wanchoo.

With Agusta deal scrapped, Mi-17 choppers may ferry VVIPs

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 17:32

With IAF set to begin phasing out this year its fleet of choppers used for ferrying VVIIPs, the Defence Ministry is considering the option of utilising the Mi-17V5 helicopters being procured from Russia for the task.

Proposal to buy torpedos from AgustaWestland`s sister concern

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 16:14

A week before cancelling the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland, the Defence Ministry had approved a long-pending Navy proposal for buying heavy-weight torpedos from the Italian company`s sister concern to be considered by the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Chopper deal: India encashes on bank guarantee of Agusta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 20:48

India has encashed a guarantee of over Rs 250 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank.

VVIP chopper: Middleman accepts links with Tyagi family but refutes bribery

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 21:30

European middleman Guido Haschke, an accused in the VVIP helicopter bribery scandal, has said he had relations with the cousins of former Indian Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, but claimed he was not aware of any illegal gratification to clinch the deal.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI questions Guido Haschke

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 22:33

A team of CBI officials on Thursday questioned European middleman Guido Haschke inside an Italian court in Milan.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI likely to question middleman today

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 07:26

A team of Central Bureau if Investigation (CBI) officials on Thursday are likely to grill European middleman Guido Haschke in connection with alleged bribery scandal to clinch Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal in favour of AgustaWestland.