Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh on Saturday said the country cannot "wait forever'' for Air India's revival and that the government does not wish to spend anymore public money to revive it.
"It is difficult to spend anymore public money on Air India in the current economic scenario. There are other carriers waiting in the wings," Singh said. He said, with no money coming, the airlines must become competitive with the rest of the world at the earliest. The national carrier had suffered a loss of around Rs 600 crore due to the recent 58-day-long pilots' strike in May.