VVIP chopper deal: ED questions ex-IAF chief's cousin

Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday questioned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former IAF chief SP Tyagi, in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal.

VVIP chopper: Development in Italy court won`t affect CBI probe

The proposed dropping of probe against defence major Finmeccanica by Italian prosecutor will not affect the probe of CBI into alleged bribery in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from its sister concern AgustaWestland.

CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper; may examine its own special Director

After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI`s probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it may go through the records of meetings held in November that year.

WB Governor Narayanan demits office, leaves for Chennai

West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Friday demitted office and left for Chennai along with his wife Padmini.

West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns

Two days after he was questioned by the CBI as a "witness" in connection with its probe into the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan tendered his resignation on Monday.

Procedures in place to check defence deal irregularities: Antony

Well defined procedures are in place to check irregularities in defence deals and no ministry official has been found guilty of corruption, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Wednesday.

VVIP chopper: Middleman accepts links with Tyagi family but refutes bribery

European middleman Guido Haschke, an accused in the VVIP helicopter bribery scandal, has said he had relations with the cousins of former Indian Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, but claimed he was not aware of any illegal gratification to clinch the deal.

We have to move as per the law: Antony on AgustaWestland

The Defence Ministry has issued a final show cause notice to AgustaWestland for cancelling its contract worth Rs 3,600 crore for supplying 12 choppers to the Air Force for "violating" the terms of its contract.

Can’t UPA govt translate VVIP chopper docs from Italian to English? Asks BJP

Hitting out at the Congress-led UPA government, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused it of inaction to bring the guilty in the AugustaWestland bribery case to justice.

Defence Ministry issues notice to Agusta for cancelling chopper deal

Armed with fresh details on the alleged kickbacks, India has initiated steps to cancel the Rs 3,600 crore chopper deal with AgustaWestland.

CBI may get Agusta phone transcripts today

Italian authorities may hand over to the CBI on Monday the crucial telephone transcripts in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter scam, a move which may help it in expediting the probe into the case.

Rape accused flees in VVIP chopper, later arrested

In a script straight from a Bollywood thriller, a man accused of attempt to rape fled in a state helicopter used by the Chief Minister and other VVIPs after he conned the police in Rajouri by mingling with accident victims being airlifted to Jammu.

Chopper deal: CBI questions brother of former union minister

The CEO of Finmeccanica Giuseppe Orsi and AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini were arrested by Italian investigators in connection with the case.

Defence Ministry to bring changes in procurement system

Defence Ministry is planning to put in place a revised procurement system under which the first right of refusal would be with the domestic industry.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI questions Gautam Khaitan

Former IAF chief SP Tyagi will be questioned by CBI again on Thursday on the alleged kickbacks in the USD 750 million (Rs 3,600 crore) deal for 12 VVIP helicopters.

VVIP Chopper scam: CBI examines executives of Indian firms

CBI on Monday started examination of suspects in connection with alleged kickbacks received in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal.

Chopper deal: Def Min to consider reports of Jt Secy, CBI team

The Defence Ministry is also reviewing the reply to its showcause notice by AgustaWestland which has denied paying any bribes to bag the contract.

BJP demands probe in VVIP chopper deal

BJP on Monday demanded a "proper" probe into the controversial Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal and said the government should share details of the preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the issue.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI team leaves for Italy

A CBI team left for Italy on Monday night to probe the allegations of kickbacks in the USD 750 mn/Rs 3,600 crore deal for the 12 AgustaWestland 101 choppers, officials said.

Chopper deal: Govt committed and serious to find out truth, says Congress

A day after an Italian court denied to share any documents with India regarding the Agusta Westland deal for 12 VVIP choppers, the Congress party on Sunday said that the government is committed to find out the truth.