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Defense Ministry gives final notice to Agusta on chopper deal

New Delhi: Moving ahead towards cancelling the controversial chopper deal, the Defence Ministry today said it has issued a final show cause notice to AgustaWestland for “violating” the terms of the Rs 3,600 crore contract

PTI [ Updated: October 23, 2013 20:20 IST ]
defense ministry gives final notice to agusta on chopper
defense ministry gives final notice to agusta on chopper deal

New Delhi: Moving ahead towards cancelling the controversial chopper deal, the Defence Ministry today said it has issued a final show cause notice to AgustaWestland for “violating” the terms of the Rs 3,600 crore contract for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to the Air Force.






The notice issued on October 21 has asked the Anglo Italian firm to explain why “all or any action as prescribed, including cancellation of the contract, should not be taken against them for violating the terms of the pre-integrity pact and the contract for procurement of 12 VVIP choppers.”

The firm has been given 21 days to file its reply to the final warning, Defence Ministry sources said here.

The Attorney General has already given his opinion that there was breach of contractual obligations and the integrity pact by the firm, they said.

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