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Helicopter deal was tainted, says Antony
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Helicopter deal was tainted, says Antony

Kochi : Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday confirmed that corruption had taken place in the controversial helicopter deal with Italian company AgustaWestland. He added that a new defence procurement policy would soon be ready.

"Yes, corruption has taken place in the helicopter deal and bribes have been taken. The CBI is pursuing the case very vigorously," Antony told reporters here.

As soon reports first surfaced of alleged corruption in the deal, the defence ministry ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation to probe if kickbacks were paid to Indian middlemen in the Rs.3,700-crore deal to buy 12 high-security VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland.

"Please wait for some more time, and there is no doubt very strict action would be taken against those who are involved," Antony said, adding that a new defence procurement policy would be announced very shortly.

"We have been emphasising on indigenisation in defence procurement and the new policy preparation has reached the final stages, and will spell out all such things," Antony said.


Helicopter deal was tainted, says Antony


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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