AgustaWestland has been bad karma for India: Book

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New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) Whichever government was in power, whether it was Manmohan Singh’s in 2004, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s in late 2003, or even the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1987, Westland’s tryst with India has remained jinxed, says a new book.

“The Untold Story of Christian Michel and AgustaWestland” looks at how the alleged scandal in the purchase of helicopters became a raging storm in India.

Caught in the web of complex events orchestrated by powerful corporate kingpins with vested interests are the three main players - Guido Haschke, Giuseppe Orsi and Christian Michel. The book also provides insights into the role of coteries in India’s power politics.

Michel is an alleged middleman arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam.