Italian defence group Finmeccanica said on Thursday its AgustaWestland unit welcomed India`s decision to take part in an arbitration process over a $770 million helicopter deal.
Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said "somebody has taken money" in the AgustaWestland chopper deal that is mired by bribery allegations in the clearest statement yet that corruption was involved.
Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday described as baseless allegations that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was involved in the $750 million VVIP chopper deal.
BJP leader Murli Monohar Joshi said if UPA government wanted upcoming session of Parliament to function, it should accept demand for probe in totality into alleged kickbacks in VVIP helicopter deal.
BJP on Saturday asked the government to come clean on the internal inquiry initiated by it in the VVIP chopper deal and alleged the involvement of a "big political leader" in the scam.
Former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi has denied knowing family of Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi in investigations in Italy into payment of kickbacks of Rs 362 for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to India.
Day in Pics: 27th August
August 27, 2014
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