After Tatas emerged as a successful bidder for Air India, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Friday welcomed back the national carrier to the salt-to-software conglomerate.
"Welcome back, Air India,” wrote the industrialist moments after the official announcement was made.
With the tweet, Tata posted an old photograph of the company's former chairman JRD Tata getting down from an Air India aircraft.
"The Tata Group winning the bid for Air India is great news! While admittedly it will take considerable effort to rebuild Air India, it will hopefully provide a very strong market opportunity to the Tata group's presence in the aviation industry," Tata tweeted.
"On an emotional note, Air India, under the leadership of Mr JRD Tata had, at one time, gained the reputation of being one of the most prestigious airlines in the world. Tatas will have the opportunity of regaining the image and reputation it enjoyed in earlier years. Mr JRD Tata would have been overjoyed if he was in our midst today," Tata said in a tweet.
"We also need to recognise and thank the government for its recent policy of opening select industries to the private sector. Welcome back, Air India!" the Tata Sons chairman emeritus tweeted.
(Edited by : Jomy Jos Pullokaran)
First Published: IST