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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.

Eyes on defence deals, Western powers court Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:48

Western governments are rushing to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the Indian government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.

Defence deals worth billions: What India will buy

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 00:47

India is looking to strengthen its military with upcoming defence deals with the US. The four major deals are said to be worth almost around $5 billion.

India-France security, defence talks tomorrow

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 19:35

India and France are expected to discuss the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region along with the ongoing defence deals expected to be worth over Rs 80,000 crore between the two countries.

China slams Japan for attempting to turn India against it

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 15:29

Piqued over Japan`s warm ties with India, an influential Chinese daily today said New Delhi`s wisdom lies in dealing with its disputes with Beijing calmly undisturbed by "internal and international provocateurs".

$533 mn misspent on Russia defence deals: Watchdog

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 17:45

About 1,500 violations and infractions have been uncovered in Russia`s state defence spending in 2012 involving over RUB 16 billion.

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.

CCS discusses defence deals to be inked during Putin visit

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 22:49

India is expected to sign defence deals worth over USD four billion for procuring additional 42 Su-30MKI combat jets and 59 Mi-17V5 choppers during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Russia shouldn`t interfere in India`s affairs: Anti-KNPP activist

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 17:31

Russia should fulfill its part of nuclear and defence deals promptly it if feels India should be strong and not comment on protests, an anti-nuclear activist said here Saturday.

Chopper deal: Brigadier under scanner for USD 5 mn bribe demand

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 21:17

A Brigadier is under the scanner for allegedly demanding bribe of USD five million from an Italian company in a helicopter deal.

Two defence deals during Gen VK Singh`s tenure under scanner

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 19:15

Two defence procurement processes initiated during the tenure of former Army Chief Gen VK Singh are under the scanner following allegations of irregularities.

‘Was offered bribe when my father was PM’

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 16:06

Kumaraswamy said that he was offered he was offered a bribe – as kickbacks - to get defence deals cleared when his father HD Deve Gowda was the prime minister.