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Agusta may hold back Tata's helicopter dream as Home Ministry gets jittery over clearance

The Tata group's association with AgustaWestland for setting a helicopter manufacturing unit in the country has hit a roadblock, as the Union Home Ministry is reluctant to give security clearance to the project citing allegations of corruption against the Anglo-Italian company in a defence deal.

Sources said there are concerns and the ministry is jittery to give security clearance as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing AgustaWestland in the Rs 3,700 VVIP helicopter contract, which has been scrapped.

The agency is investigating whether Indian officials were bribed to swing the deal in favour of AgustaWestland...

Agusta may hold back Tata's helicopter dream as Home Ministry gets jittery over clearance | Mail Online
 

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