Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica

India`s recent decision to put on hold all deals with Italian defence firm Finmeccannica may be eased, with Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi advising against blanket blacklisting as it could have adverse impact on the country`s defence preparedness.

India puts on hold defence deals with Finmeccannica

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.

AugustaWestland deal: CBI quizzes Andhra Guv ESL Narasimhan as witness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VVIP chopper deal: Governors can be questioned while in office, says Attorney General

The newly appointed Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Friday Okayed the governments query that whether the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can quiz the serving Governors as witnesses in the VVIP helicopter deal, sources said.

Agusta guarantees: Defence Minister to take steps to recover amount

After an Italian court partially lifted the freeze and allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in the VVIP chopper deal.

Italian court allows India to partially encash Agusta bank guarantees

Lifting a freeze partially, an Italian court has allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth about Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank there in the VVIP chopper deal which has been scrapped because of bribery allegations.

Setback for India as Italian court revokes guarantee freeze in Finmeccanica case

Finmeccanica said on Friday an Italian court had revoked a freeze on up to 228 million euros ($311 million) of bank guarantees that India was seeking to recover in a dispute with the Italian defence group over a scrapped helicopter deal.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI starts fresh questioning of Tyagi brothers

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

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

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

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

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.