Tender for 56 naval choppers scrapped

A tender for procuring 56 naval helicopters from abroad at an estimated cost of Rs 9,000 crore was on Tuesday scrapped by the Defence Ministry which decided to get them manufactured in India by local players with foreign collaboration.

Goa Governor must resign "for own good": BJP

Goa Governor Bharat Wir Wanchoo should resign "for his own good", a state BJP leader said.

VVIP chopper scam: Trial to begin from June 19 in Italy

`Instant trial` against ex-CEO of Italian firm Finmeccanica Giuseppe Orsi and Agusta Westland’s CEO Bruno Spagnoli for kickbacks in Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal with India will begin on June 19.

BJP demands probe in VVIP chopper deal

BJP on Monday demanded a "proper" probe into the controversial Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal and said the government should share details of the preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the issue.

Chopper deal: Govt committed and serious to find out truth, says Congress

A day after an Italian court denied to share any documents with India regarding the Agusta Westland deal for 12 VVIP choppers, the Congress party on Sunday said that the government is committed to find out the truth.

SC declines early hearing to PIL on VVIP chopper deal

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to give an urgent hearing to a PIL seeking apex court- monitored probe by a SIT or CVC into the alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal.

Be transparent in weapons purchase, Antony tells Service Chiefs

Antony`s message to the chiefs came amid latest bribery allegations in the proposed purchase of 197 light choppers.

We never appointed agent for Chopper project: Augusta Westland

With Italian agencies probing allegations of it paying kickbacks to secure the deal for supplying 12 VVIP choppers, Agusta Westland on Saturday said it never appointed any agent for the Indian project.

Choppers deal: Agusta Westland claims it is clean

Agusta Westland on Friday said it has "not committed" any form of irregularity in the tender for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to Indian Air Force.

Deal to procure VVIP choppers for IAF under scanner

The deal to procure 12 VVIP choppers for the IAF is under scanner as an American-Italian person is being investigated for allegedly paying kickbacks for securing the deal for Agusta Westland.

Rs 350 cr paid to ‘facilitate’ VVIP chopper deal?

Italy has begun investigating the sale of 12 VVIP helicopters to India by chopper manufacturer Agusta Westland as it suspects that commission was paid to an agent to ‘facilitate’ the deal.