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VVIP chopper deal: CBI starts fresh questioning of Tyagi brothers

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 15:49

CBI has started fresh questioning of the cousins of former IAF chief SP Tyagi in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal in light of claims by alleged middleman Guido Haschke that he had paid money to them.

Arun Jaitley seeks clarification from Antony on VVIP chopper deal

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 00:39

BJP leader Arun Jaitley Saturday sought clarifications from Defence Minister AK Antony on his statement on the now-canceled VVIP chopper deal, raising doubts over the meaning being given to word "FAM" in documents seized from alleged middleman Guido Haschke.

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".

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.

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 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. 

Will pursue all remedies: Agusta on chopper deal issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 21:12

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.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI to question Guido Haschke

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 20:54

Haschke is one of the 13 accused named in the FIR filed by CBI.