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Christian Michel

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel’s business partner summoned by Delhi court

David Nigel John Syms, an accused in the AgustaWestland case, is co-director of two firms along with Christian Michel. The firms have also been named in the chargesheet.

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel wants a week’s bail for Easter

Christian Michel moves bail plea in a Delhi court, submitting he ‘wishes to attend the holy mass on the Easter day’. His plea will be heard Thursday.
Christian Michel

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.
An AgustaWestland chopper | Commons

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.
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Congress accuses Modi govt of using its agencies after ED says Michel mentioned ‘Mrs Gandhi’

The reaction came after a Delhi court-imposed restrictions on Michel meeting his lawyers in Enforcement Directorate (ED), as he was found misusing legal access.
Christian Michel

AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel sent to 5-day CBI custody

Michel was produced before a Delhi court which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the CBI.

Alleged AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel being extradited to India

Michel, a British national, is wanted in India in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam.

3 AgustaWestland choppers lie grounded in a Delhi air base, and are likely to remain so

The three AW101 helicopters were mothballed in 2014, after the VVIP chopper deal was terminated, because of the lack of vendor support.
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.

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Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.


File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.