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Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 22:36

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.

VVIP chopper: Development in Italy court won`t affect CBI probe

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 14:25

The proposed dropping of probe against defence major Finmeccanica by Italian prosecutor will not affect the probe of CBI into alleged bribery in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from its sister concern AgustaWestland.

AG cautions govt against blacklisting of Finmeccanica

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 00:11

Attorney General has cautioned the Centre that blacklisting Italian defence firm Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries could affect the operational preparedness of the armed forces.

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.

Proceedings against Finmeccannica in VVIP chopper deal shelved

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:12

Italian prosecutors have "shelved" proceedings against defence major Finmeccannica, the parent firm of AgustaWestland, saying it had nothing to do with the alleged corruption in India`s Rs 3,600-crore deal to procure 12 VVIP helicopters, Italian news agency Ansa reported.

NSG says no to VVIP security duties in the future

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:10

The NSG, which protects the most `vulnerable` VVIPs of the country, has decided to stop taking any more protectees under its elite `black cat` commando security cover.

CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper; may examine its own special Director

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:07

After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI`s probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it may go through the records of meetings held in November that year.

VVIP choppers: IAF to upgrade medium-lift Mi-17s

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:54

Following the cancellation of a deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in the wake of bribery allegations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will modify a few of its Mi series of medium-lift machines - the Mi-17 V5 - to fill in, but "only as an interim measure".

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.