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VVIP chopper deal: MoD to hear AgustaWestland`s plea today

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:17

Amid reports of Centre deciding to cancel Rs 3,727-crore deal for 12 VVIP helicopters with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) will on Wednesday hear the Italian chopper maker`s plea on the controversial deal.

VVIP helicopter probe highlights need for defence PSUs overhaul

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 23:26

India’s major defence deals have come under the scanner with majority of them involving an external vendor.

Italian defence firm Finnmeccanica boss Orsi resigns

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 16:16

The chairman and chief executive of the Italian defence firm Finnmeccanica has stepped down from his post.

VVIP chopper deal scam: Italy arrests Finmeccanica CEO, India orders CBI probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 18:57

Defence Minister AK Antony ordered a CBI probe into the VVIP chopper deal on Tuesday after the arrest of the CEO of Italian defence firm Finmeccanica on charges of bribery in connection with the sale of choppers to India.

Italian defence firm CEO held over India bribe charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 15:22

Giuseppe Orsi, the CEO of Finmeccanica has been arrested by the Italian authorities for corruption and embezzlement in connection with a 4,000-crore helicopter deal with the Indian government.

Antony orders probe into VVIP chopper deal

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 19:11

Defence Minister AK Antony ordered a probe to find out if there was corruption in the Rs 3,500-crore deal to procure 12 helicopters for VVIPs from European defence firm Agusta Westland.