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Bharti Airtel seeks 20 years to pay remaining AGR dues, SC to hear in July

Bharti companies are 'not fly-by-night operators', company tells court about amount it has been asked to pay government

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Bharti Airtel and Bharti Hexacon said in a joint affidavit they had paid Rs 18,004 crore to the telecommunications department

Megha Manchanda New Delhi
Bharti Airtel on Thursday asked the Supreme Court that it be given 20 years to make its remaining adjusted gross revenue (AGR) payments, saying it is a well-established telecom company and not a "fly-by-night operator".

Bharti Airtel and Bharti Hexacon said in a joint affidavit they had paid Rs 18,004 crore to the telecommunications department—an amount that is 62 per cent of the total received by the department from all operators in compliance with the court's judgement. 

The two companies said that no additional security should be charged from them during the proposed 20-year period. In a letter to the

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First Published: Jun 18 2020 | 1:59 PM IST

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