New Delhi (Agencies): UK's Cairn Energy Plc, which has proposed to sell most of its stake in its Indian unit to mining group Vedanta Resources, on Friday said it will not an seek deadline extension  of the $9.6 billion deal concluding on April 15.

"I don't intend to go back to shareholders to extend the deadline," Cairn Energy CEO Bill Gammell told reporters after meeting Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy here.

He said his firm continues to be in dialogue with the government to secure the necessary approvals to conclude the deal by April 15.

"I'm confident that things will move further satisfactorily," he added.