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Air India pilots on strike, cite lack of Boeing 787 training opportunities

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NEW DELHI (AP) -

Air India says a court has ruled that a strike by some of its pilots is illegal.

The pilots are protesting unpaid salaries and a lack of opportunities to train on Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets that the airline has ordered.

The state-owned airline's spokesman Prasad Rao said management sought the New Delhi High Court's intervention after nearly 150 of its 1,500 pilots called in sick for a second day Wednesday.

The airline canceled three flights Wednesday from New Delhi to Singapore, Frankfurt and New York and one from Mumbai to New York.
 
The striking pilots were not immediately available for comment.

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