India on Jan. 1 canceled its $770 million contract with AgustaWestland for the purchase of 12 AW101 helicopters, following a bribery scandal. “The government of India has terminated the contract on grounds of breach of the pre-contract integrity pact and the agreement by AgustaWestland,” a defense ministry spokesman says. The order to cancel the contract was signed by Defense Minister A.K. Antony, who earlier in the day met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The aircraft were ...
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