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Suresh Prabhu assumes charge as Civil Aviation Minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today took over as the Civil Aviation

Soon after taking charge, held a meeting with senior officials from the ministry, DGCA, AAI, and Pawan Hans, among others. of State for Civil Aviation was also present.

Prabhu, who is the Commerce and Industry Minister, of following the resignation of from the post last week.

Speaking to reporters after taking charge, said the aviation sector is competing with other modes of Such competition would help in bringing down the cost of logistics, he added.

The minister said a lot of work had been done in the aviation sector in the last four years.

He has assumed charge at a time when the government is in the process of finalising the modalities for strategic disinvestment of national carrier

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 14:05 IST