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India cancels scandal-hit AgustaWestland chopper deal - source

Source: Reuters - Fri, 3 Jan 2014 05:16 PM
Author: Reuters
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(Corrects spelling of Indian minister's name to Antony from Anthony)

NEW DELHI, Jan 1 (Reuters) - India has cancelled a $770 million helicopter deal with British-Italian company AgustaWestland after accusations it bribed officials, a top defence ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said he did not believe AgustaWestland's denial that it paid bribes to swing the deal for the purchase of 12 helicopters for top politicians.

AgustaWestland, a division of Italian defence group Finmeccanica, denies any wrongdoing. A spokesman for India's defence ministry was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Nigam Prusty; Editing by Louise Ireland and Anthony Barker)

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