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High taxes are clipping the wings of the country’s aviation sector

india Updated: Feb 22, 2012 23:40 IST

High taxes are clipping the wings of the country’s aviation sector
It is incorrect to argue that Kingfisher has landed in a financial mess entirely of its own making (Staff exodus, empty coffers sapping life out of Kingfisher, February 21). The same set of reasons plaguing Kingfisher afflict the rest of the aviation sector. Air travel is a necessity to sustain our growth and it should not be allowed to die out due to high taxation and exorbitant fees. The government must constitute a committee of experts to find ways and means to resurrect the aviation sector.
Raghubir Singh, Pune


The games other people play

Brahma Chellaney in Lull before the storm (February 20) emphatically underlines the fact that the Arab Spring that had come to symbolise people’s power had fallen prey to international geopolitics. The US-Israel combine backed by the Sunni grouping is so vehemently up in arms against Iran and its Shia supporters in other countries that war clouds have appeared on the horizon. That the conflict between the two has spilt into India is a matter of serious concern. Indian diplomacy needs to rise to the occasion and safeguard our interests.
RJ Khurana, Bhopal

Slowing down in the fast lane
With reference to the editorial Stay sane in your lane (Our Take, February 21), it’s incorrect to say that deaths on the road are because of poor policing or increase in traffic. Road fatalities are due to the lack of realisation that life is precious and that one must observe traffic norms to remain safe.
DR Gulati, via email