Albert Einstein said, "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made." Up until now, however, the mathematics of Indian civil aviation have not added up. Despite India's having the world's largest middle class of 300 million and the fourth-largest economy-growing at 8% annually-only 15 million people a year travel by air. This is about the same number that travel by intercity train each day and takes no ...

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