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Gautam Adani isn't the only Indian tycoon in trouble. Look at Vedanta

With Adani scandal putting Modi govt under heightened scrutiny about entanglement of public purpose with private profit, Vedanta's top priority should be to stay out of the headlines

Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Chairman

Anil Agarwal. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg
Highly leveraged Indian tycoons are having a rough time. Gautam Adani’s $236 billion infrastructure empire has shrunk by more than three-fifths in a month. But while his relentless rise and spectacular fall hog headlines, a smaller storm may be brewing for another well-known magnate. Anil Agarwal’s once-London-listed Vedanta Resources Ltd. has a pile of debt, including a $1 billion bond due January. Yet, his most recent attempt to trim the load has upset the one partner he can’t afford to annoy: New Delhi. 

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 7:05 AM IST

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