efe-epaBy Mikaela Viqueira. New Delhi

India’s automobile sector continues in reverse gear, with the just-concluded festive season of Diwali having failed to crank up the plummeting sales that have logged a double-digit decline in the last six months, with millions of jobs hanging in balance.

The sector recorded its 12th straight month of losses in October, when the most-widely celebrated festival was marked, despite a 27.6 percent increase in sales of passenger vehicles compared to the previous month. EFE-EPA