India to ask for Lufthansa help in joining airlines alliance

NEW DELHI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - India plans to ask Germany'sLufthansa AG to help Air India join StarAlliance, aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Tuesday, as itrenews its push to become a member of the airlines network afterfailing to do so last year.

Both Air India and market leader Jet Airways canbecome members of Star Alliance at the same time, he added.

(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Editing by G.Ram Mohan)

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