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.

ED questions Aeromatrix CEO in VVIP choppers deal case

Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned Aeromatrix CEO Praveen Bakshi in connection with the money laundering probe into the alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP Agustawestland helicopter deal.

Chopper scam: India bans Finmeccannica from bidding future contracts
Chopper scam: India bans Finmeccannica from bidding future contracts

In the backdrop of alleged VVIP chopper deal scam, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday barred scam-tainted Italian defence firm Finmeccannica from participating in future tenders while deciding to carry out ongoing contracts with the group and its subsidiary AgustaWestland, more than a month after putting all deals on hold.

AG cautions govt against blacklisting of Finmeccanica

Attorney General has cautioned the Centre that blacklisting Italian defence firm Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries could affect the operational preparedness of the armed forces.

VVIP Chopper scam: Pleased to give statement to CBI, says Wanchoo

Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has said he was "pleased" to have given CBI his statement in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal and hoped that the agency would now bring the truth out in the case at the earliest.

ED begins forex violations probe into VVIP chopper deal case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun financial investigations into allegations of bribery in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland.

Arun Jaitley to review AgustaWestland chopper scam case

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will review the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal with the ministry preparing a presentation for him on the procurement which was scrapped after allegations of bribery and payment of kickbacks.

SG advises against immediate steps to blacklist AgustaWestland

The government`s move to blacklist Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland in the wake of bribery allegations in VVIP helicopter deal is set to be delayed with Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran advising against any immediate action.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy

CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

Chopper deal: India has to recover bank guarantee of Rs 2134 crores

India has to recover bank guarantee worth Rs 2,134 crore deposited in Italian banks after scrapping AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

`Strict action necessary to check malpractices in acquisition`

After scrapping AgustaWestland chopper deal, AK Antony said cancelling contracts leads to delays in modernisation, government will take actions to end malpractices in military acquisition process.

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.

Target Sonia, her advisers: VVIP chopper deal middleman told AgustaWestland

The alleged middleman involved in the VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michel, had reportedly asked his Indian contact to target UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her close advisers to bag the deal.

VVIP chopper scam: `Middleman told AgustaWestland to target Sonia Gandhi, advisers`

One of the alleged middlemen in the VVIP chopper scam had asked a contact in India to target UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then NSA MK Narayanan to bag the deal, according to a document submitted in Italian court.

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.

VVIP chopper scam: Middleman Guido Haschke to be questioned by India

An Italian court allowed Indian authorities to question alleged middleman Guido Haschke in the chopper scam case, which is being heard in that country.

VVIP Chopper scam: Haschke claims to have met former IAF chief 6-7 times

AgustaWestland and the Tyagi brothers have denied any wrongdoing on their behalf in the deal worth Rs 3,600 crore.

AgustaWestland deal: Defence Ministry gets important documents from Italy

Law authorities in Italy are understood to have allowed Defence Ministry to use documents supplied by them in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, which is facing cancellation.

VVIP chopper scam:Law Ministry`s advice to be taken before decision on Agusta deal

The Defence Ministry will take the advice of the Law Ministry before its final decision on scrapping the Rs 3,600 crore chopper deal with AgustaWestland.

No question of arbitration in chopper deal case: Antony

There is "no question" of India getting involved in the arbitration process initiated by AgustaWestland in its Rs 3,600 crore chopper deal, which is facing the threat of cancellation, Defence Minister AK Antony said here on Monday.