NEW DELHI — The Finmeccanica bribery scandal has prompted the Indian government to defer a decision on the much-awaited $1.5 billion purchase of 197 light utility helicopters for its military. The defense acquisition council, headed by Defense Minister A.K. Antony, decided to delay a deal for the reconnaissance and surveillance helicopters (RSH) hours after the Indian government ordered a federal probe into alleged corruption in the sale of 12 AW101 VVIP helicopters to the Indian ...

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