AgustaWestland deal investigation at 'advanced stage': Govt

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said investigation into irregularities in the scrapped Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal is at an advanced stage.

VVIP chopper scam: I am relieved, says SP Tyagi

Facing a CBI probe for his alleged role in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper scam, former IAF chief SP Tyagi on Thursday said he was relieved by the verdict of an Italian court which acquitted two former CEOs of Finmeccannica of corruption charges in the case there.

Chopper scam: Two ex-bosses of Finmeccanica cleared of graft

Former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi and ex-AgustaWestland head Bruno Spagnolini were on Thursday acquitted of corruption charges in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal with India but were sentenced to two-year jail term on lesser charges of falsification of invoices.

Def Min to keep out Finmeccanica group from military show

After scrapping the Rs 3,600 crore chopper contract, Defence Ministry today said it is ousting AgustaWestland`s parent company Finmeccannica from the biennial military exhibition DefExpo starting February 6.

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.

Chopper deal: India encashes on bank guarantee of Agusta

India has encashed a guarantee of over Rs 250 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI questions Guido Haschke

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

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

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

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

BJP demands thorough probe into scrapped AgustaWestland deal

BJP demanded a thorough probe into the scrapped AgustaWestland chopper deal to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries.

Timeline of VVIP chopper deal

India on Wednesday cancelled the Rs 3,600 crore deal with AgustaWestland for supply of 12 VVIP choppers to the Air Force.

VVIP chopper deal cancelled to save first family from embarrassment: BJP

BJP said that the decision to cancel VVIP chopper deal was taken to save the first family from embarrassment.

CBI to send its own team to Italy for chopper scam probe

CBI will send a team to Italy only after perusing a report to be submitted by the Defence Ministry team, which is on a visit there, in connection with the ongoing trial in chopper scam.

Agusta sends notice to Defence Ministry on arbitration

Facing threat of cancellation of its Rs 3,600 crore deal, AgustaWestland is understood to have sent a notice to Defence Ministry.

Def Min to question Haschke on politicians, bureaucrats in chopper scam

With references to politicians and bureaucrats coming up in the chopper scam trial in Italy, the Defence Ministry is expected to seek clarifications on the issue from alleged middleman Guido Haschke during the next hearing of the case there.

Chopper scam: CBI seeks info from Italy, Mauritius, Tunisia

CBI has sent judicial requests to Italy, Mauritius and Tunisia seeking details of financial transactions of companies named in the Rs 3600-crore VVIP helicopter scam.

Helicopters for VVIPs: India must act decisively

Contract for the procurement of helicopters for the conveyance of VVIPs is following the now familiar path. Like all major defence deals, it is getting mired in allegations of gross irregularities and wrongdoings.

AgustaWestland takes arbitration route to keep chopper deal on

Facing the prospect of its Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal being scrapped, AgustaWestland on Friday said it had taken the arbitration route to settle the fate of the contract.

Chopper scam: Def Min team in Italy to study proof

A high-level team headed by Defence Ministry`s Director General (Acquisition) on Friday left for Italy to go through the crucial documents and evidence provided to India by the government there in the Rs 362 crore chopper scam.