Well, this is a short article of the Indian Media, which is not too bad.. reference is taken to the AI and IC Deals.. no excuse for our stupid Ministry, but it shows the other side, too, namely how B and A live with the support of their governments and mess up the scenario. The key quotation is this: I agree
A former Indian Airlines boss was so disgusted off with the aggressive lobbying by both sides that he suggested that both the manufacturers should toss and whoever wins should clinch the deal.
The other central observation:
As it appears, the aircraft purchase scene is already murky, and the politicians seem to be making it murkier. Both Air-India and Indian Airlines have suffered enough for not purchasing aircraft on time. As a result, they have lost serious market share to private players. It does seem that there is more than meets the eye.
Full article, Trouble on the tarmac, is available here. Comments?
I am wel aware that there are 82738273 threads, but this article is written in a short and nice manner, so that I thought it is OK to circulate it