AgustaWestland deal investigation at 'advanced stage': Govt

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said investigation into irregularities in the scrapped Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal is at an advanced stage.

VVIP choppers case: ED arrests businessman Gautam Khaitan

Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested businessman Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case.

VVIP choppers: IAF to upgrade medium-lift Mi-17s

Following the cancellation of a deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in the wake of bribery allegations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will modify a few of its Mi series of medium-lift machines - the Mi-17 V5 - to fill in, but "only as an interim measure".

Examining issue of blacklisting AgustaWestland: Antony

After scrapping AgustaWestland`s Rs 3,600 crore deal for supplying VVIP choppers, the Defence Ministry on Monday said it will take a decision on the issue of blacklisting the firm after consultations with the Law Ministry and CBI.

VVIP choppers deal: India working to claim Rs 5,470 cr from AgustaWestland

Having scrapped the deal for 12 VVIP choppers with AgustaWestland, India is working on procedures to claim more than 650 million euros (about Rs 5,470 crore) from the company in the form of seizure of bank guarantees and imposing penalties.

Sikorsky ready to pitch in if Agusta chopper deal scrapped

With the government moving towards cancelling the AgustaWestland deal for VVIP choppers, its former rival in the tender US firm Sikorsky on Thursday said it is ready to provide such helicopters to India if the contract is scrapped.

Helicopters for VVIPs - a Highly Convoluted Deal

The contract for the procurement of helicopters for VVIPs has been in the news since the arrest of the head of the Italian defence group Finmeccanica, the owners of AgustaWestland.

Antony`s comment on copter deal smacks of hypocrisy: BJP

The BJP on Monday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government over Defence Minister AK Antony`s comment that the AgustaWestland deal for 12 VVIP helicopters was tainted.

Changes to VVIP choppers suggested in 2009 cost Rs 300 cr more

Changes in seating configuration and addition of medical evacuation system in the VVIP choppers in 2009 resulted in additional burden of around Rs 300 crore to Indian exchequer.

We never appointed agent for Chopper project: Augusta Westland

With Italian agencies probing allegations of it paying kickbacks to secure the deal for supplying 12 VVIP choppers, Agusta Westland on Saturday said it never appointed any agent for the Indian project.

Choppers deal: Agusta Westland claims it is clean

Agusta Westland on Friday said it has "not committed" any form of irregularity in the tender for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to Indian Air Force.

Deal to procure VVIP choppers for IAF under scanner

The deal to procure 12 VVIP choppers for the IAF is under scanner as an American-Italian person is being investigated for allegedly paying kickbacks for securing the deal for Agusta Westland.

Italian manufacturer to give 12 VVIP choppers to IAF in 4 yrs

Italian helicopter manufacturer
AgustaWestland on Tuesday said it would be able to deliver the 12
VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force within four years of
signing the contract.