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Committed to sell Air India within a defined period of time: Hardeep Puri

This time, according to Puri, "100 per cent is the current thinking everywhere, as last time we went in wanting to retain 24 per cent and clearly that was not conducive to the process"

Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri

Indira Kannan Toronto
Heralded by dhol beats and an energetic troupe of bhangra dancers, India’s Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri flagged off Air India's non-stop flight from Toronto to Delhi at the Pearson International Airport on Friday. The airline was resuming its service on this busy sector after a gap of seven years. Speaking to Business Standard, Puri said the Indian government was committed to completing the carrier's privatization “within a defined period of time”, and the resumption of the Toronto-Delhi flight was another step in that direction. “We want to sell Air India as a successful, expanding concern,” he said. 

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 11:10 PM IST

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