AgustaWestland welcomes arbitration on scrapped deal

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.

Chopper deal: Somebody has taken money, says Antony

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.

Dragging Rahul Gandhi into chopper deal baseless: Antony

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.

UPA govt should probe helicopter scam in totality: Joshi

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.

Chopper deal: BJP alleges cover-up, raises questions on internal inquiry

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.

Chopper deal: Orsi denies knowing the family of former Air Chief

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.