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Indian billionaire Adani snaps up 6 pricey airport contracts

Modi's close friend targets non-metro cities but has little experience in aviation

Chairman and founder of Adani Group Gautam Adani was named India's 10th richest man last year by Forbes. (Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- At a stroke, Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has positioned his mines-to-energy conglomerate to become one of the country's leading airport operators -- despite a conspicuous lack of experience in the sector.

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