Praful Patel was reappointed as India's Civil Aviation Minister last week and said that the reinstalled United Progressive Alliance government is "not averse to liberalization" of foreign investment in domestic airlines. Foreign companies currently are allowed to hold up to 49% in Indian carriers, but foreign airlines are forbidden from participating (ATWOnline, Feb. 13). "FDI is an ongoing process. I do not think we are averse to opening up the sector on a gradual or constant basis. . .In ...

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