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Bharti Announces Strategic organisational Changes

Key changes in line with Bharti’s growth plan & institutionalization drive

New Delhi, August 11, 2005 : Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited, India’s leading telecom conglomerate today announced strategic organisational changes. These changes are aimed to drive growth & accelerate the institutionalization process at Bharti.

Mr. Ashok Juneja, Director - Planning & Special Projects, Mobility moves back into the Corporate Office as Corporate Director - Network Technology & Projects. He will be responsible for new Network Technology Initiatives.

Mr. Hemant Sachdev, Corporate Director, Marketing will now take over as Group Chief Marketing Officer & Director, Mobility. He will lead & drive the Airtel brand for the group.

Mr. Jagdish Kini, Executive Director, South Regional Hub will now be taking a non-operational supervisory position based out of Bangalore. In his new assignment, as a consultant, Mr. Kini would be assisting Bharti in enhancing 'Customer Service Delivery’. Mr. Atul Bindal, Chief Marketing Officer & Director, Mobility, will take over as Executive Director, South Regional Hub, Mobility.

Mr. Sunil K. Goyal, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning Group, will take over as Chief Operating Officer, Mobility for Madhya Pradesh circle from Mr. Madhur Taneja. Mr. Madhur Taneja, COO, Madhya Pradesh has decided to take on another assignment outside the company.

About Bharti Tele- Ventures : Bharti Tele-Ventures is one of India’s leading private sector provider of telecommunications services with an aggregate of 13.76 million customers as of end of July ‘05, consisting of approximately 12.79 million mobile customers. The company is the only operator to provide mobile services in all the 23 circles in India. The company also provides telephone services and Internet access over DSL in 15 circles. The company complements its mobile, broadband & telephone services with national and international long distance services. The company also has a submarine cable landing station at Chennai, which connects the submarine cable connecting Chennai and Singapore. The company provides reliable end-to-end data and enterprise services to the corporate customers by leveraging its nationwide fiber optic backbone, last mile connectivity in fixed-line and mobile circles, VSATs, ISP and international bandwidth access through the gateways and landing station. For more information, visit