After the Indian aviation sector underwent liberalisation in late nineties, it has seen a flurry of private service airlines entering the industry. The aviation sector in India holds immense potential for growth; more so because it receives great impetus from the booming tourism industry driven by higher disposable incomes and favourable demographics.
Also, the robust policy regime created by the Indian Government acts as the blood-line of this industry. While the last five years have witnessed significant investments by large and small domestic companies, indigenous aerospace and defence industry has been evolving in a big way.
Recent developments and statistics pertaining to the sector are discussed hereafter.
The air transport (including air freight) in India has attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$ 448.40 million from April 2000 to December 2012, as per the data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
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