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Disinvestment target met only once in last 10yrs: No takers or was Modi govt too ambitious?

Experts weigh in on the government’s disinvestment exercise and how it has failed to meet targets year after year.
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India has met its disinvestment target only once in the last 10 years

What will worry the NDA govt amid a tight fiscal situation in an election year is that till December 2018, it accrued less than half its Rs 80,000-crore target.
Air India aircraft

Nobody wants Air India: Govt says zero bids received for stake sale

The government had proposed to offload 76% equity share capital of Air India as well as transfer the management control to private players.
Air India

Maruti is the model for government as it hopes to profit from Air India stake sale

The govt wants to sell a 76% per cent stake in AI that comes with a debt of Rs 33,392 crore; the remaining 24% is likely to be sold later, when share prices go up.
Air India

Air India finally has a chance to lose the baggage

The buyer should get the additional comfort of not having to look after the 27,000 people who work at Air India, its five subsidiaries and a JV. 
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Modi government agrees to sell 76% of debt-ridden Air India

A successful sale of Air India, which is surviving on taxpayer-funded bailouts is crucial for Narendra Modi who wants to showcase his credentials as a reformist.
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Staring into the hole

Loans given by banks during the boom years are torpedoing them, and we will all feel the ripple effects.

Disinvestment, Delight Marketing and a maze of shady deals put Lalu family in the dock

The roots of the latest charges go back to 2005, the year the Railways – under Lalu as minister – decided to lease out its hotels to private companies for maintenance. TALHA ASHRAF
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Privatising Air India: Analysts say govt has multiple choices, union says its opposed to all of them

The airline could be privatised in multiple ways but all attempts to do so are likely to be opposed by the employees union After deliberations for years, the Indian government finally announced its decision to privatise national carrier Air India. While the government is still to decide the process of disinvestment and how it will be carried out, it has already received one expression of interest from private airline Indigo. But according to aviation industry analysis firm CAPA, while the decision to privatise Air India is welcome, Indigo's decision would be a strategic mistake. "Indigo’s unrestricted cash position is in line with their liquidity requirements and won’t be enough to bid for Air India unless promoters dilute stake, which is unlikely. However, a new entity created for Air India’s bid which potentially partners with a foreign airline and is legally and operationally separate from Indigo, it will be a different case....

How to disinvest in Air India: the British Airways, Japan Airlines & Austrian Airlines models

The Union cabinet is expected to take a decision on disinvesting in chronically sick state-carrier Air India this month and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya is reported to have cited the privatisation experience of British Airways, Japan Airlines and Austrian Airlines as case studies. Here's a look at what they went through and how they are faring today. NIKHIL RAMPAL

On Camera

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Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.