27 May 2016
New Delhi: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has decided to take up the CAG report on the contentious AgustaWestland choppers issue apart from over half-a-dozen other defence-related matters.
27 May 2016
New Delhi: The nexus between the middlemen, arms agents and Defence Ministry officials has been broken, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today and termed it as one of the "biggest achievement" of the NDA government.
25 May 2016
New Delhi: The government has withdrawn the tender for purchase of 98 torpedos for Scorpene submarines which a subsidiary of chopper scam tainted Italian defence conglomerate Finmeccanica had won during the UPA regime.
13 May 2016
Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh last night described as "baseless and politically motivated" the allegations of Swaraj Abhiyan leaders of floating a global tender in a "shady manner" to purchase a specific AgustaWestland helicopter by paying "over 30 percent" commission without exploring options.
08 May 2016
New Delhi: Public Accounts Committee of Parliament headed by senior Congress leader K V Thomas, which was reconstituted this week, is likely to take up the contentious AgustaWestland case, an issue which has created a political firestorm both within and outside Parliament.
08 May 2016
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned cousins of former Indian Air Force Chief S P Tyagi--Sanjeev, Rajeev and Sandeep--besides advocate Gautam Khaitan for nearly eight hours asking exhaustively about finances, firms established by them and their relations with European middlemen in Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter deal.
07 May 2016
New Delhi: Ramping up the attack against the Gandhi family on AgustaWestland issue, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the government will not hesitate to take action against them if they are proven guilty, asserting no one is above law, whether "first or the last family".
11 May 2016
New Delhi: Chirstian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal, today said that he has never met Congress president Sonia Gandhi or the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to push for the purchase of VVIP choppers.
06 May 2016
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday claimed that former board member of Aeromatrix Gautam Khaitan has accepted taking payments from Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa, middlemen in he Agusta Westland Chopper deal, but rejected allegations that it was part of any kickbacks.
05 May 2016
New Delhi: Former IAF chief SP Tyagi was today questioned by the ED in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal after being quizzed for days by the CBI in the case.