Bofors scandal not proved in Indian courts, was just a media trial: President Pranab
Bofors scandal not proved in Indian courts, was just a media trial: President Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that it has not been proven in any Indian court that the Bofors case was indeed a scandal. According to him, the Bofors 'scandal' was just a media trial.

Need to change defence procurement procedure: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said there was a need to modify the defence procurement procedure (DPP) to bring more clarity on certain issues.

Breaking Bofors jinx? Manohar Parrikar clears acquisition of 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 cr
Breaking Bofors jinx? Manohar Parrikar clears acquisition of 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 cr

In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft.

VVIP chopper scam a repeat of Bofors, will raise in Parliament: BJP

BJP on Sunday hit out at Sonia Gandhi over claims that an alleged middlemen in the VVIP chopper scam had asked a contact in India to "target" the Congress chief and her advisors to clinch the deal, saying it was a repeat of the Bofors scam and the issue will be raised in parliament.

Armed forces participation to add colour to R-Day parade

Army vehicles with Bofors gun, Naval band and display of Pechora missile by the Air Force will be the highlights of this year`s Republic Day parade at Marine Drive.

Fire at DRDO complex, no loss of life reported

A fire broke out in an underground magazine store of the DRDO at Chandipur, about 15 km from here this morning, triggering a string of explosions.

Quattrocchi stands discharged in Bofors case: Antony

The government does not plan to launch any fresh probe into the Bofors gun deal, Defence Minister AK Antony said.

Investigations should be allowed to run their due course: Govt

In the wake of charges of delay in conducting probe in the VVIP chopper deal, the government on Thursday said an independent ED probe was underway and investigations should be allowed to run their due course.

Chopper deal scam: Tender requirements were changed in 2003

It has emerged that changes were made in the qualitative requirements in the tender in 2003, when George Fernandes was the Defence Min in the NDA govt.

Howitzer tender cancelled thrice in 10 years: Antony

For the third time in last 10 years, the Defence Ministry has cancelled a tender for procuring 180 self-propelled wheeled artillery guns for the Army.

Cong backstabbing nation: Modi on Shinde`s remark

Targeting Congress over Sushilkumar Shinde`s remarks on coal scam, Narendra Modi said that the party was "backstabbing the nation.

Shinde articulated UPA`s attitude: Shiv Sena

Commenting on Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde`s statement that coal block allocation scam would be soon forgotten, Shiv Sena on Sunday said he articulated "attitude" of the UPA government.

No comparison between Bofors and Coalgate: PC

Dismissing any comparison between coal block allocation issue and Bofors pay-offs controversy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said "2012 is not 1989".

Bofors case must be treated as closed: Aiyar

Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar says the Bofors case must be treated as closed and BJP should learn that truth cannot be unveiled by resorting to "character assassination and downright lies".

MPs seek government explanation in Bofors issue

In Rajya Sabha, BJP leaders shouted slogans "Who saved Quattrocchi"; this was countered by the Congress members who shouted back, "BJP!" (saved Quattrocchi).

Govt says Bofors case closed, no need to reopen

Kurshid sought public apology from those making allegations against former PM Rajiv Gandhi tarnishing his image and hurting his family members.

NCP downplays fresh Bofors controversy

NCP said that there is no basis for any case against the Congress or the government.

Bofors: CPI says govt has no will to expose guilty

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta accused the government of having no political will to expose the guilty.

Tatra scam second biggest after Bofors: BJP

BJP said the Tatra scam was the second biggest after the Bofors scam and demanded immediate resignation of Defence Minister AK Antony for allegedly patronising corruption.

PM`s trust vote claims indict Rajiv Gandhi on Bofors: Advani

Senior BJP leader LK Advani said PM`s claim that UPA`s victory in 2009 polls absolved his govt of all charges in cash-for-votes scam would mean Rajiv Gandhi was guilty in Bofors case as he had lost the subsequent 1989 elections.