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FIPB to consider Singapore Airlines JV plan on Oct 18

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) will consider a proposal from Singapore Airlines(SES:C6L.SI - News) to set up an airline in the country in a joint venture with the Tata Group on October 18, according to the regulator's website.

Tata and Singapore Airlines plan to form a full-service airline based in New Delhi, the companies said last month. The two will initially invest a combined $100 million to start the carrier, with Tata Sons owning 51 percent and Singapore Airlines the rest.

(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)