Mumbai: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived here on Monday morning on a three-day India visit during which will he meet captains of industry and hold talks with top leaders who are likely to seek more information on the VVIP helicopters scam involving an Anglo-Italian firm.
Cameron is likely to be pressed for more information on the Rs 3,600 crore helicopter scam involving AgustaWestland during his meetings with the leadership tomorrow. The helicopters, three of which have already been delivered, were manufactured in southwest England.
The visit also comes in the wake of India taking steps to scrap the contract after Italian investigators probed allegations that aerospace group Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland, had broken the law by paying bribes to foreign officials.
Cameron landed here at around 8.30 am and was received at the airport by Minister of Protocol Suresh Shetty and senior Maharashtra Government officials.
He is accompanied by a large delegation which includes CEO of top British corporates, Vice-Chancellors of reputed universities and senior Government officials, among others.