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Narendra Modi should stop using COVID to protect Indian airlines

Current approach is a throwback to the old command and control mentality

| India
A flight information board at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, pictured on Aug. 16: India has other motives for keeping the air bubbles in place.   © Reuters

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator. She is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the co-author of "Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India."

In March last year, the early days of the COVID pandemic, India suspended all scheduled commercial international flights to curb the spread of the virus both in India and abroad.

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