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India puts on hold defence deals with Finmeccannica

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 22:08

In the wake of alleged chopper scam, India has put on hold all procurements from Italian defence group Finmeccannica and its affiliate companies, a move that will hit hard acquisitions for the armed forces as it is taking part in projects worth over Rs 30,000 crore.

VIP chopper case: Congress party`s stand vindicated, says Rajiv Shukla

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 14:13

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday stated that his party`s stand has been vindicated in the VVIP chopper case, following the Italian prosecutors shelving proceedings against Finmeccanica and also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for insulting Congress leaders unnecessarily.

Defence Minister defers decision on Navy chopper deal over Agusta links

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 18:17

The NDA government has deferred its decision on the procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for the Indian Navy as one of the two companies in the race for the deal is linked with Finmeccannica-- the parent organisation of the scam-tainted firm AgustaWestalnd.

AugustaWestland deal: CBI quizzes Andhra Guv ESL Narasimhan as witness

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:10

The CBI on Wednesday examined Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan as part of its investigation into the alleged kickbacks paid by Anglo-Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland to procure a 3,600-crore contract to supply 12 helicopters for VVIPs.

AugustaWestland deal: CBI to examine Andhra Governor ESL Narasimhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:48

The CBI is likely to question Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan as part of its investigation into the alleged kickbacks paid by Anglo-Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland to procure a 3,600-crore contract to provide 12 helicopters for VVIPs.

Goa tenure was a learning experience for me: Wanchoo

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:03

Describing his tenure in Goa as a "learning experience", outgoing Governor BV Wanchoo has said that the coastal state would always hold a special place in his heart.

Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal shifted to Mizoram, Margaret Alva given additional charge

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 20:24

The NDA government on Sunday transferred Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, who had a bitter relation with the then state chief minister Narendra Modi, to Mizoram, while Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva was given additional responsibility to discharge the functions of Gujarat Governor as well, sources at Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

VVIP chopper deal: ED to send LRs to half-a-dozen countries

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 11:55

Widening its probe into the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate will send judicial requests to about six countries seeking information on bank accounts and transactions to detect the trail of alleged kickbacks money.

AugustaWestland deal: ED registers money laundering case against ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:46

In a significant development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi who is one of several accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal bribery case.

AugustaWestland scam: CBI quizzes Goa Governor

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:28

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Friday quizzed Goa Governor BV Wanchoo in connection with the AugustaWestland VVIP chopper procurement scam.

IAF grounds its AgustaWestland chopper fleet

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:07

IAF has grounded its fleet of three AW-101 helicopters built by Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland whose Rs 3,600 crore deal to supply 12 VVIP choppers was cancelled earlier this year.

ED begins forex violations probe into VVIP chopper deal case

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 11:47

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun financial investigations into allegations of bribery in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland.