India's Bharti Airtel
The newspaper cited three people familiar with the matter as saying nearly a dozen banks -- mostly foreign -- had come forward to commit the amount in long-term loans, compared with earlier plans of taking short-term or bridge loans.
Sources had earlier told Reuters Standard Chartered and Barclays were advising Bharti on the deal and also on the funding and that Standard Chartered was looking to lead roughly $5 billion loan for Bharti.
The Economic Times said about $2-$3 billion could be rupee loans from a couple of Indian banks keen on being part of a syndicate of banks.
Foreign banks including ANZ, BNP Paribas
Among Indian banks, the State Bank of India
(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Ranjit Gangadharan)