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AgustaWestland deal: I never met Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh or Antony: Christian Michel

AgustaWestland deal: I never met Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh or Antony: Christian Michel

Chirstian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal, today said that he has never met Congress

AgustaWestland scam: When choppers flew under the national radar

AgustaWestland scam: When choppers flew under the national radar

A Milan court’s decision last month convicting Giuseppe Orsi, former chief of Italian defence supplier Finmeccanica, for corruption turned public attention back on India’s helicopter deal with AgustaWestland, or “Choppergate” as the controversy-ridden purchase is being called

Customs Act change may delay modernisation of fighter jets, IAF asks Defence Ministry to find way out

Customs Act change may delay modernisation of fighter jets, IAF asks Defence Ministry to find way out

The Indian Air Force has asked the Defence Ministry to find a way out in the wake of a recent armendment in the Customs

Those linked to chopper deal got ‘good positions’: Manohar Parrikar

Those linked to chopper deal got ‘good positions’: Manohar Parrikar

In a bid to buttress the allegations of Congress’ involvement in AgustaWestland scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

VVIP chopper deal: Christian Michel’s driver spills beans on India contacts, funds links

VVIP chopper deal: Christian Michel’s driver spills beans on India contacts, funds links

Investigators have got some “vital” leads on the Indian contacts and fund sources of Christian Michel

AgustaWestland issue: Subramanian Swamy to make fresh revelations, Congress plans counter offensive

AgustaWestland issue: Subramanian Swamy to make fresh revelations, Congress plans counter offensive

A Short Duration Discussion on the AgustaWestland issue slated to take place in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday is likely to witness a fiery exchange between the BJP and Congress, with the ruling party planning to field Subramanian Swamy. The principal opposition may depute former defence minister AK Antony or even former prime minister Manmohan […]

Reliance Defence gets 15 more permits across spectrum

Reliance Defence gets 15 more permits across spectrum

With 25 industrial licences in its bag, Reliance Defence has emerged as the private sector firm that has the highest number of permits across the spectrum. A subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure Limited, the company last week received 15 industrial licences for making a wide array of high technology equipment ranging from heavy weapons, armoured vehicles, […]

Army facing shortage of over 8,600 officers: Government

Army facing shortage of over 8,600 officers: Government

The Army is facing a shortage of 8,671 officers, excluding the medical and dental corps and the military nursing service, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Chopper scam: AgustaWestland’s then CEO Bruno Spagnolini sought help from 10 Downing Street

Chopper scam: AgustaWestland’s then CEO Bruno Spagnolini sought help from 10 Downing Street

After initial reports of the VVIP chopper scam that surfaced in 2012, AgustaWestland’s top executive allegedly sought help from 10 Downing Street and senior British defence ministry officials to “support the programme.” In a new set of phone transcripts, taped by Italian authorities and accessed by ET, Bruno Spagnolini — then CEO of AgustaWestland who […]

Chopper scam: CBI questions ex-IAF Chief SP Tyagi for 10 hours, probes his Italy visit

Chopper scam: CBI questions ex-IAF Chief SP Tyagi for 10 hours, probes his Italy visit

Accelerating its probe into the VVIP chopper deal, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday interrogated former Air Force chief SP Tyagi. It is looking into a visit he made to Italy after his retirement, besides probing his bank accounts and other assets. Investigators suspect he visited Florence, Milan and Venice. Read More… Image Credit: […]