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Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran pays floral tributes on the statue of Tata Steel founder JN Tata on his 181st birth anniversary, in Jamshedpur.

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Tata Motors Sierra, during the Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida.

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Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran (R) unveils the Tata Gravitas in the SUV segment, at the Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida.

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Tata Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran , left, and Tata group's former chairman Ratan Tata pose during the launch of electric SUV Nexon EV in Mumbai.

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Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station, during the fourth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai.

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The new Tata Motors 'Altroz' is presented during the press day at the '89th Geneva International Motor Show' in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The new Tata Motors 'Altroz EV' is presented during the press day at the '89th Geneva International Motor Show' in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal and CEO & Managing Director of Tata Motors Guenter Butschek during the 'Move: Global Mobility Summit', in New Delhi.

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Tata Motors design head Pratap Bose (R) and the Zonal Manager-South, Suraj Subbarao pose with the newly launched SUV Tata NEXON at a press conference in Bengaluru.

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Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons N Chandrasekaran along with Non-Executive Independent Director of Tata Motors Nasser Munjee (L) and CEO & Managing Director, Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek during the 72nd Annual General Meeting of Tata Motors in Mumbai.

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Chairman, TATA Global Beverages, N Chandrasekaran at the 54th AGM of the company in Kolkata.

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Chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata (left) and Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran pose near TAMO Nexon, being showcased at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland.

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Ousted Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry arrives for Tata Motors' board meeting at Bombay House, in Mumbai.

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Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors exchanges files with Matthew Hague, Product Strategy Director, Microlise Ltd. as British High Commissioner to India, James David Bevan looks on during a press meet to announce their partnership at British High Commission in New Delhi.

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Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry and Ashok Leyland Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja at the Ashok Leyland stall during the 12th Auto Expo 2014 in Greater Noida.

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Tata Pixel, a new city concept car, on display at the 11th Auto Expo 2012 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Tata Pixel, a new city concept car is displayed at the India Auto Expo, in New Delhi.

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Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata (L) and his successor Cyrus Mistry pose with the new Tata Safari Storme during its unveiling ceremony at the 11th Auto Expo 2012 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Tata Nano cars seen parked at its factory near Sanand near Ahmedabad.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (left) talking to the farmers after the 'Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011' was passed in the state assembly in Kolkata. Amidst heated exchange of words and walkout by opposition members, West Bengal Assembly passed a bill scrapping the previous Left Front government's deal with Tata Motors to return land to 'unwilling' farmers in Singur, fulfilling a key election pledge of Mamata Banerjee.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at Writers Building after the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011 was passed in the state Assembly in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (R) during a meeting with the state assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee after the 'Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011' was passed in the assembly in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flashing victory sign after the 'Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011' was passed in the state assembly in Kolkata.

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Tata Motors Chairman Ratan Tata poses with a Tata Nano car during Tata Motors-Flag-in ceremony of Nano in Mumbai. Nine Nano cars were flagged-in after they returned from a 36 cities tour in India, covering a distance of 15,000 kilometers (9315 miles).

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Employees of Tata Motors work at the assembly line of a Nano car during the inauguration of the Nano plant in Sanand, about 40 kilometers from Ahmadabad. Tata Motors inaugurated a factory Wednesday to produce its super-cheap compact Nano car, nearly two years after violent farmer protests forced the company to relocate from West Bengal

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Employees of Tata Motors work on the assembly line of a Nano car during the inauguration of the Nano plant in Sanand, about 40 kilometers from Ahmadabad. Tata Motors inaugurated the factory to produce what is called the cheapest car in the world, nearly two years after violent farmer protests forced the company to relocate from West Bengal.

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Employees of Tata Motors work on the assembly line of a Nano car during the inauguration of the Nano plant in Sanand, about 40 kilometers from Ahmadabad. Tata Motors inaugurated the factory to produce its super-cheap compact Nano car, nearly two years after violent farmer protests forced the company to relocate. The new factory in Gujarat state promises to unleash production of the pint-sized car, which Tata plans to export to Europe, and eventually the U.S.

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A security guard looks on as Nano, Tata's ultracheap microcar, are parked at a new factory at Sanand, about 40 kilometers from Ahmadabad. Tata Motors plans to start commercial production of the Nano in Gujarat next week. So far, the company has delivered 30,763 Nanos. It also reported higher-than-expected consolidated annual profits thanks to a turnaround in its Jaguar Land Rover business, stoking the global ambitions of India's largest vehicle maker despite uncertainties from Europe's debt crisis.

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Ratan Tata inspecting a car during the handing over of six Nanos to hospitals supported by Smile Train Cleft Charity, in Mumbai.

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Models pose for photographs with Tata Motors Indigo Manza during its launch in Ahmedabad. The new Indigo Manza priced 4,80,000 rupees comes loaded with features like Bluetooth connectivity, power outlets for recharging laptops and cell phones, an outdoor temperature sensor and three barreled headlamps.

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The Jag Leaps
Two British icons, the Jaguar and Land Rover, officially launched here by Tata recently, had many walking a little prouder. But does it make business sense? After all, the luxury car segment in India is less than 1 per cent. And with the oil prices heading north, will these gas-guzzlers hit it off? Mr Tata, perhaps it’s time to pitch for the Reva?

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Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata leaves in a Land Rover after the formal launch of Jaguar Land Rover in India, in Mumbai.

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