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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

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: […]

India set to participate in multinational exercise in South China Sea

India is set to participate in a multinational maritime exercise in the strategically important South China Sea, which will have the US, Japan, Russia, Australia and China along with other countries as participants. Read More…

Defence ministry lists out 23 projects for private industry

In a first, the defence ministry has listed out 23 major projects from the three armed forces— from UAVs, glide bombs to underwater systems and tank engines — it will earmark for the Indian companies under the Make in India category. Read More…

Manohar Parrikar to place AgustaWestland facts before Parliament on May 4

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said he will place all facts along with the detailed chronology about the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal before Parliament on May 4. Read More…

Will produce Ka-226T chopper with HAL not just for Indian market, but also for exports: Rostec

Russia’s major defence manufacturer Rostec said that, the company was looking forward to export Ka-226T choppers from India. Dmitriy Shugaev, Deputy General Director of Rostec told Economictimes.com

ISRO’s space technology can save lives of soldiers at Siachen

The bigger killer on the heights of Siachen Glacier is not enemy bullets from Pakistan Army but the extreme weather. Fewer soldiers would die if some of the technologies developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation

IDDM will be a game changer in defence production: Report

Indian and foreign players have welcomed the creation of a new category under the Defence Procurement Procedure saying that it will be a game changer for the future, leading to real participation of domestic companies

Confident that S-70B Seahawk will soon be added to Indian Navy fleet, says Sikorsky

Giving a fresh thrust of hope over the Seahawk deal, Sikorsky stated that very soon the Indian Navy can say that S-70B helicopter has been added to their fleet. “We are working diligently with Contract Negotiation Committee to complete the deal this year,” Nathalie Previte, Vice President of Sikorsky told Economictimes.com at the Defence Expo 2016

Defence Expo 2016: Saab wants to be an ‘Indian company’ willing to transfer technology to India

Sweden’s Saab wants to be an Indian company, says Jan Widerstrom, Chairman and Managing Director of Saab India Technologies. At the Defence Expo 2016, Widerstrom told Economictimes.com that Saab is ready to transfer defence technology to India.