India offered services of 'Air India One' to Canadian PM Trudeau after snag in aircraft, but...
PTC News Desk: India offered the services of aircraft 'Air India One' to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after his special aircraft developed a technical issue soon before his departure from New Delhi following the G20 Summit, according to sources.
They said that the Canadian side declined the offer and preferred to wait for the backup aircraft.
After being stranded here for two days, Canadian PM Trudeau and his delegation departed from the national capital on Tuesday afternoon.
Trudeau, who arrived in India on Friday for the G20 Summit, had to prolong his stay in the national capital due to a technical issue with his Airbus plane on Sunday night.
This compelled the Canadian government to request an alternate aircraft for taking Prime Minister Trudeau and his delegate back to Canada.
The alternate aircraft, which was supposed to arrive in New Delhi on Monday night, was also diverted to London, further delaying the Canadian Prime Minister's departure from India.
According to sources, the Indian side offered the services of the aircraft 'Air India One' to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team to fly back after learning of the delay in the departure of the Canadian PM and his delegation due to a fault in their special aircraft.
According to sources, the Canadian side declined the offer and instead chose to wait for the backup aircraft.
According to CBC News, Trudeau continued to work from his hotel in New Delhi.
It was previously reported that on Sunday night, the Royal Canadian Air Force dispatched a CC-150 Polaris from CFB Trenton to India to pick up Justin Trudeau and the Canadian delegation. According to Canada's National Defence, the issue involves a part that must be replaced.