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Diplomatic stance

Govt has to maintain fine balance between demands of foreign airlines, requirement of local airlines

AwardingairtrafficrightshasalwaysbeenacontentiousissueinIndia.Thegovernmentofthedayhastomaintainafinebalancebetweenthedemandsofforeignairlines,whichseeIndiaasahugemarket,andtherequirementoflocalairlines.ThentherearelegacyissuesandaComptrollerandAuditorGeneralreport,whichhavesaidthatsuccessivegovernmentshavegivenawaytrafficrightshurtingtheinterestsofnationalcarrierAirIndia.WhenaskedifthegovernmentwasplanningtograntmorerightstoDubai,CivilAviationMinisterAshokGajapathiRajudidn’tgivea ...