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AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

What is the AgustaWestland scam, and how Christian Michel’s extradition will impact it

Christian Michel was allegedly one of the middlemen who brokered the AgustaWestland helicopter deal and paid bribes to officials and politicians.
The AgustaWestland AW-101 VVIP helicopter. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

ED files fresh chargesheet against AgustaWestland directors and ex-IAF chief

The chargesheet filed in a Delhi court states that the accused laundered around 28 million euro. Further action on 20 July.
The AgustaWestland AW-101 VVIP helicopter. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Italian marines case may complicate India’s access to AgustaWestland middleman

After internal meeting, India decides to hire lawyers in Italy; Carlo Gerosa arranged kickback network but had no political connections in India.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.