The talks between agitating executive pilots of national carrier Air India and the management on Monday failed to break the deadlock, as the strike against cut in productivity-linked incentives entered the third day.

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Ministry has called a meeting of all airlines on Tuesday to discuss the situation.

“The management has refused to address our concerns. We will continue our agitation. We expect our pilots across the country to join us soon. As of now our stand is what it was earlier,” Capt. V.K. Bhalla, who represents the senior executive pilots, told reporters here after the talks.

He claimed that the management had refused to look into their demand for payment of three-month arrears and agreement on wages besides a neutral third party intervention.

The talks were held here for about two hours between the pilots and Air India Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav, who flew in from Mumbai on Monday afternoon. Air India spokesman Jitendra Bhargava also said the talks were “inconclusive.”

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