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Chopper deal investigations not to impact AgustaWestland JV: Tatas

Finmeccanica signed an MoU in 2009 with Tatas for AW119 helicopter assembly.


Probe team to request Italy for access to whistleblower

Sunday , 17 February '13

On Saturday, the probe team held a detail discussion with MoD officials and sought the names of office bearers of AgustaWestland.
Sanjeev Tyagi calls kickback charges a lie

Sunday , 17 February '13

“Everything started with a lie and it will die with that lie,” Tyagi told CNN-IBN in an interview.
Defence Ministry is sending a senior official to Italy to gather evidence of bribery in AgustaWestland chopper...
VVIP chopper deal: Italian court refuses to share probe details with India

Saturday , 16 February '13

MoD is sending senior official to Italy to gather evidence of bribery in AW101 chopper acquisition.
Govt allowed Finmeccanica India chief to flee: BJP

Saturday , 16 February '13

The BJP charges the government of avoiding proper inquiry into the scam even as the issue of kickbacks came to light last year itself in the Italian and the Indian media.
Govt set to scrap deal, sends notice to chopper firm

Saturday , 16 February '13

India will ask for its money, send helicopters back
After Express reported on Italy probe in Oct, CVC sought report; he still waits

Saturday , 16 February '13

CVC had asked the ministry for a report last October, and is still waiting for a response.
Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai
CAG auditing AgustaWestland chopper deal, report soon: Vinod Rai

Friday , 15 February '13

Dominant culture of adjustment is prevalent... with honesty, integrity becoming the casualty: Rai
Ministry of Defence has issued a showcause notice to Finmeccanica to reply within seven days and has initiated...
AgustaWestland chopper deal: The mysterious ways of Christian Michel and his father in India

Friday , 15 February '13

Father Wolfgang Richard Max Michel operated in India in 1980s, 1990s; old-timers recall him as controversial businessman who extensively worked in Indian government sector.
Ministry of Defence has issued a showcause notice to Finmeccanica to reply within seven days and has initiated...
Govt moves to cancel chopper deal, issues showcause to AgustaWestland

Friday , 15 February '13

Govt cites Integrity Pact signed, noting contract bars paying bribes or involvement of middlemen, clause warns of "strict action'' against the vendors.
Finmeccanica chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi.
AgustaWestland deal: Finmeccanica CEO Orsi told US rivals they couldn't win every time

Friday , 15 February '13

Also in story: After bagging deal, Guiseppe Orsi had sent a bottle of champagne to rival US firm and told its head: 'You can't win every time'.
The commission deal for with AgustaWestland was struck in the guise of fake engineering contracts.
AgustaWestland: Deal nearly died as bribe demanded was huge; Haschke 'used' to get Tyagi family goodwill

Friday , 15 February '13

We bring you more from the Italian police report (see 'enlarged document' below) that accuses ex-Air Chief S P Tyagi of alleged involvement in defence contract.
Chopper deal: Jaswant defends Tyagi but BJP questions his role

Friday , 15 February '13

Former defence minister Jaswant Singh and his party on Thursday expressed contrasting views on former Air Force chief S P Tyagi over the VVIP chopper deal
AugustaWestland chopper deal
AgustaWestland chopper deal: Middlemen paid Finmeccanica's India head monthly 'salary'

Friday , 15 February '13

Girasole Paol is also believed to have helped the middlemen get a lucrative consultancy project.
AugustaWestland chopper deal
NDA changed specs, UPA implemented them: MoD

Friday , 15 February '13

MoD note says a decision to change altitude requirements of the chopper was taken at a meeting on Nov 19, 2003 by then NSA Brajesh Mishra to avoid a single-vendor situation.
Chopper deal: Stopped paying AgustaWestland, says govt

Friday , 15 February '13

The government has said it has stopped all payments to AgustaWestland. In a statement explaining its position on the matter
AgustaWestland chopper deal probe report
AgustaWestland deal: Middlemen Haschke, Michel fought over takings

Friday , 15 February '13

A crucial piece of evidence in Italian probe report on VVIP chopper deal is an agreement that was allegedly drawn up by two key middlemen in Dubai to settle a dispute.
Former Finmeccanica Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi. (Reuters)
AgustaWestland chopper deal: The insider and the middlemen

Friday , 15 February '13

A war of succession within Italian firm Finmeccanica led to the unearthing of alleged corruption in AgustaWestland's helicopter deal with India.
VVIP chopper deal: BJP demands monotoring of probe

Thursday , 14 February '13

BJP today demanded that the CBI probe into the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal should be monitored by a competent authority so that the investigation was not 'delayed' as was done in the 2G case.
'Moved into action by deploying CBI sleuths as soon as CEO Francesco Guarguanglini was arrested.' (AP)
AgustaWestland helicopter deal: In first reaction, govt gives itself clean chit

Thursday , 14 February '13

Moved into action by deploying CBI as soon as Finmecannica CEO Orsi was arrested: Govt