After scrapping the Rs 3,600 crore chopper contract, Defence Ministry today said it is ousting AgustaWestland`s parent company Finmeccannica from the biennial military exhibition DefExpo starting February 6.
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.
AgustaWestland on Tuesday said it will "pursue all remedies including legal options" to protect its interests amid India`s moves to encash bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,000 crore furnished by it in the chopper deal.
With references to politicians and bureaucrats coming up in the chopper scam trial in Italy, the Defence Ministry is expected to seek clarifications on the issue from alleged middleman Guido Haschke during the next hearing of the case there.
A high-level team headed by Defence Ministry`s Director General (Acquisition) on Friday left for Italy to go through the crucial documents and evidence provided to India by the government there in the Rs 362 crore chopper scam.