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URGENT ¥¥¥ India moves to cancel scandal-plagued Italian helicopters

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India on Friday said it had started the process of cancelling a $748-million deal for 12 Italian helicopters amid allegations that the contract was won through kickbacks.

The ministry of defence said in a statement it had "initiated action for cancellation of contract for procurement of 12 AW101 (AgustaWestland) helicopters for the use of VVIPs".

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/urgent-india-moves-cancel-scandal-plagued-italian-helicopters