Italian defence and aerospace major Finmeccanica’s former chief Giuseppe Orsi has been sentenced by the Milan appeals court to 4.5 years in jail for false accounting and corruption in the sale of 12 VVIP choppers to India for over Rs 3,600 crore. In the ... Asian Age, 2 months ago
Finmeccanica's ex-boss jailed for graft in Indian chopper deal - Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Chopper deal: Finmeccanica's ex-boss jailed for graft - Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With an aggressive Opposition and unyielding government, important legislation could be the biggest casualty, as details of the helicopter contract surface. Aditi Phadnis, Archis Mohan & Kavita Chowdhury report. A war that threatens to kill the legislative agenda of the budget session of Parliament and possibly the coming monsoon session has broken out between the government and the Opposition, with the Congress alleging that the government is out to “fix” ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Narendra Modi knows that the Congress without the Gandhis is a more formidable and more dangerous adversary, argues Syed Firdaus Ashraf. IMAGE: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi outside the Patiala House court during a hearing of the National Herald case. Photograph: Reuters While watching the news last night, my phone kept buzzing. Unable to ignore the constant buzzing, I checked my phone to find pro-Narendra Modi friends bombarding me about the revelations about Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A Rs 36 billion deal for helicopters to ferry VVIPs that ran into rough weather ... A controversy that now threatens to park itself at the doorsteps of the Congress party... Nitin Gokhale, national security expert and founder BharatShakti.in, tells us what the controversy is all about. What was the need to buy new VVIP helicopters and when did the process begin? 2000: Aware that the Mi-8 VVIP helicopter fleet had only 10 years to go before being phased out, the Indian Air Force suggested ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India must learn a lesson from Italy on how to speed up investigative and judicial processes against corruption and bribery. It also has more reason to do so: India is one of the world’s biggest importers of arms and defence equipment, and corruption is ...Asian Age, 2 months ago
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