MUMBAI – Years ago, when Ratan Tata first announced his intention of building a new car for the Indian market, most insiders said Tata Engineering would need a global partner to help produce the venture. But Group Chairman Ratan Tata did not oblige. He said at the time of the Indica car’s inception, “We will give India a car built for India rather than adapted for India.” In that he has succeeded, with Indica topping sales charts for 15 months, selling 150,000 cars. Ratan Tata had many ...

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