Law firms acting for Cairn Energy will see Air India aircraft seized if they venture out to any jurisdiction where UK courts can place a seizure order on the same – which is a substantial part of its network. This action follows the ruling that the Indian government breached the 2014 UK-India bilateral investment treaty when tax officials seized Cairn’s 10% stake in its Indian power generation subsidiary. The Indian state now owes Cairn US$1.2bn in damages. It is clear that Indian state-owned assets across the globe are now being assessed and lined-up by law firms acting for Cairn Energy,

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