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Air India sale: The pangs ahead of the eventual deal with the Tata group

A revamped Alternative Mechanism, the option of closing down the airline and removal of aviation ministry helped seal a deal that had found no takers for years

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Air India | PSU Disinvestment | Civil Aviation Ministry

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee  |  New Delhi 



Air India, aircraft, flights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's May 2018 message about to a key government official was precise: Sell the airline, pull back what you can’t sell but don’t sit on it. This was just weeks before the abortive bid to sell the state-owned carrier was about to reach its logical failure.

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First Published: Wed, October 13 2021. 18:22 IST

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