The Congress-led UPA government is facing the heat over the Rs 4000-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal with Italian firm Finmeccanica which is now under a cloud after the arrest of its Chairman Giuseppe Orsi. On Left, Right And Centre, we ask: will this chopper deal turn into an greater embarrassment for the government than the Bofors scam?
VVIP chopper deal report: former air chief SP Tyagi among those who received "sums of money"
NDTV has accessed an investigation report filed by Italian public prosecutors which says former Air Force chief S P Tyagi took bribes to facilitate the choice of the AgustaWestland helicopters.
VVIP helicopter deal: Specifications not changed in my tenure, says former Air Force chief SP Tyagi
Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi says the flying height required for the helicopters was scaled down from 18,000 feet to 15000 feet but the Air Force did not recommend it.
Chopper deal: why NDA's Brajesh Mishra had ordered changes in technical specs
With the government under fire for the Italian chopper deal now being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Congress-led UPA has sought to underscore that the tender for the deal was tweaked in 2003, when the BJP was in power at the Centre, with Brajesh Mishra as its National Security Advisor or NSA.
VVIP chopper scandal: should AK Antony have ordered CBI inquiry last year?
Former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi has been named in a Rs 4000-crore alleged kickbacks deal for VVIP choppers. The BJP alleges the government went slow on the probe because an Italian firm was involved. The Defence Minister hits back saying the deal was initiated during the NDA regime.