Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicAgusta Westland

Topic: Agusta Westland

India formally lifts ban on AgustaWestland & Leonardo, both can now bid for defence projects

Leonardo has given a letter withdrawing its claims of 350 million Euros for the cancelled order of the VVIP choppers.

Christian Michel, 14 others named in CBI supplementary chargesheet in AgustaWestland case

Businessman Rajeev Saxena was also named in the chargesheet which reportedly details the alleged role played by the middlemen in bribing politicians, civil servants and IAF officials.

Ratul Puri moves Delhi court to surrender in AgustaWestland case

Ratul Puri is already in ED custody in connection with a multi-crore bank fraud case. He is also being investigated for his alleged links to the AgustaWestland chopper scam.

Never named anyone, says accused Christian Michel on ED’s AgustaWestland charge sheet

In a plea before a Delhi court, Michel also accuses Modi government of using the ED, other investigating agencies for political purposes.

ED arrests defence agent in Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper scam

ED arrests Sushen Mohan Gupta based on disclosures by an 'approver', officials believe him to be in possession of some payment details of the case.

Let Christian Michel make ISD calls to friends & family from jail — lawyers move plea

Lawyers say calls will help AgustaWestland accused to prove his innocence. Special CBI court seeks report from Tihar superintendent on request.

On Camera

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Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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