IDS Infotech, the Indian company, has investments in the Tunisian IDS, headed by a man identified by Italian investigators in their probe report as Kammoun Hedi, "influential with the Tunisian elite."
AgustaWestland first entered into a deal with the Chandigarh firm on March 1, 2007 for the supply of IT services for choppers- services that prosecutors allege were never meant to be delivered. But the arms firm started transferring money for "non-existing" services to IDS Infotech from August 2007.
It sent euro 647,612 (Rs 4.9 crore) to IDS Infotech in 2007, and another euro 977,263 (Rs 7 crore) in 2008 - the year the Indian Air Force conducted trials to pick between choppers pitched by AgustaWestland and those of American firm Sikorsky.
AgustaWestland continued sending money to IDS Infotech - euro507988 (Rs 3.9 crore) in 2009 and euro 22,764 (Rs 16 lakh) in 2010.
The last transfer of funds from AgustaWestland to IDS Infotech is dated February 27, 2010 - just 19 days after the British firm won the controversial deal to supply 12 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force, beating American firm Sikorsky.