New Delhi: Facing the prospect of cancellation of its Rs 3,600 crore deal to supply 12 VVIP choppers to the IAF, AgustaWestland has sought a meeting with the Defence Ministry to explain its stand on the issue.
The request from the Anglo-Italian firm has come soon after the Defence Ministry issued a final show cause notice on cancellation of its contract for “violating” its terms and gave it 21 days to reply to it.
AgustaWestland has sought a meeting with the Defence Ministry on the issue and more time to reply to the notice, government sources said here.
They said the Defence Ministry has not yet decided on the issue and is expected to take a call soon.
Defence Minister A K Antony has stated that the firm has violated the contract and government has initiated a process in this regard.