AI brings back 263 Indians from Rome


New Delhi, Mar 22 (IANS): National passenger carrier Air India on Sunday brought back 263 Indians from Rome.

Accordingly, the national carrier had sent a Boeing 777 aircraft to Rome-Fiumicino International Airport in Italy on Saturday to bring back stranded Indians amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The national carrier's special ferry flight landed back at around 9.15 a.m. in New Delhi on Sunday morning.

As per a senior Air India official, the flight was operated on a Boeing 777 extended range (ER) aircraft.

Last week, Air India had sent an aircraft to Milan to bring back over 230 Indian stranded there.

The airline has already suspended operations on Delhi-Rome and Delhi-Milan routes till March 28.

 

  

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Sun, Mar 22 2020

    Modi hai Toh Mumkin Hai, now haters are becoming his fans, he need new hater's..

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 22 2020

    Gori Mem will be much happy. Appreciate modiji for initiative taken on time.
    All due to good relation developed by modiji with one and al lnations.

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  • Gladson, Brahmavara

    Sun, Mar 22 2020

    You should better learn history or just learn to keep your fingers away from keyboard so that virus in your brain does not spill over in the comment box. Indian government's evacuating its people is nothing new. Whenever emergencies such as wars, civil unrest, epidemics have occurred successive Indian governments have evacuated its citizens and brought them back to native land safely. 1990 evacuation of 1.7 lac Indians from Kuwait has entered Guinness Books of World Records for the most people evacuated by a civil airliner. Our then External Affairs Minister I K Gujral who went on to become PM later, personally visited the war zone Baghdad and monitored this greatest ever airlift. Let me remind you that this took place when there were no emails, mobile phones, WhatsApp, Twitter, FB or any other technical advancement of today. Apart from this Indian govt/Air India also evacuated citizens from Iraq just before the American invasion, then again in 2006 in Lebanon, and 2011 in Libya, when ministry officials worked with the Indian Navy to put up sea bridges that evacuated Indians from both war-torn nations. Difference is that none of those governments and Prime Ministers claimed honours for these evacuations and did not add these as their personal achievements to their CV. They considered it not as their personal achievement but as their prime duty. But the present PM and its bandwagon which has no knowledge of India prior to 2014 goes on chest-thumping and fist-pumping as if they are doing a favour to its citizens than fulfilling their duty. Mean and sad state of affairs of trying to take credit in people's sufferings so much so that last time when few hundred nurses were evacuated from Iraq, PM went on to mention in an election rally in a Christian majority state that his government had rescued 'Christian nurses'. So mean!

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  • Sangram sangam, Kundapur

    Sun, Mar 22 2020

    Jai Modi Jai Modi

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