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Mixed Glory: Naresh Goyal is wily and street smart, but his emotional attachment to Jet Airways was his undoing, writes Captain Gopinath

Updated : March 26, 2019 08:45 AM IST

In India, to do well in a regulated environment, one needed a few attributes, especially in the Licence Raj, which still often manifests in the aviation sector with discretionary policies.
Naresh Goyal not only could manage the bureaucracy, and political environment, he was also astute, canny, street smart and committed passionately to build a professionally managed airline.
Goyal steadily built a solid international network and secured prime international routes and hubs that are controlled by the government in bilateral agreements, but in the end, he ran out of ideas.
Mixed Glory: Naresh Goyal is wily and street smart, but his emotional attachment to Jet Airways was his undoing, writes Captain Gopinath

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