Opposition parties and trade unions have criticized India’s minister for civil aviation Ajit Singh for saying the government could consider privatizing Air India. Singh on Oct. 6 said it would not be possible to keep funding Air India beyond the current $5.8 billion government bailout through 2020 to restructure the carrier. Denouncing Singh’s statement favoring privatization, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) said Air India’s financial woes are not of its making. “The ...

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