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Pradeep Kharola named Air India chairman
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India on Tuesday appointed Pradeep Singh Kharola as chairman and managing director of state-owned Air India, replacing Rajiv Bansal, who had been at the helm for the last three months.

Kharola is currently the managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corp Ltd.

India is considering selling the airline in parts to make it attractive to potential buyers, as it reviews options to divest the loss-making flagship carrier.

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