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Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, headquartered at New Delhi. It is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 102 domestic and international destinations. The airline has its hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, alongside several focus cities across India. Air India is the largest international carrier out of India with an 18.6% market share. Over 60 international destinations are served by Air India across four continents. The airline became the 27th member of Star Alliance on 11 July 2014.

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight brings back 143 Indians from Moscow [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight brings back 143 Indians from Moscow

Air India flight from Moscow landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport with 143 Indian passengers. District Health Department screened the passengers upon their arrival. Repatriation process of stranded..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight from Ukraine lands in Indore [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight from Ukraine lands in Indore

Air India flight from Ukraine landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The flight carrying 144 Indians landed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on June 30. District Health Department screened the passengers..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight from Kyrgyzstan lands in Indore [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight from Kyrgyzstan lands in Indore

Air India flight from Kyrgyzstan landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The flight carrying Indians landed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on June 21. District Health Department screened the passengers..

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Around 2,75,000 Indians brought back during lockdown: Hardeep Singh Puri [Video]

Around 2,75,000 Indians brought back during lockdown: Hardeep Singh Puri

In a press conference on June 20, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said that close to 2,75,000 Indians were brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. Puri..

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Stranded Indians in Colombo applaud Vande Bharat Mission [Video]

Stranded Indians in Colombo applaud Vande Bharat Mission

Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka arrived at Colombo Airport for the special Air India flight AI 1202 for repatriation. This is the 3rd phase of Vande Bharat Mission. The Indian nationals thanked..

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Watch: Air India Captain makes announcement in Odia in repatriation flight [Video]

Watch: Air India Captain makes announcement in Odia in repatriation flight

Captain Madhusmita Patnaik announced in Odia language inside a flight carrying 215 Odia people from Sharjah to Bhubaneswar in Odisha under Vande Bharat Mission. Madhusmita is a pilot in Air India..

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Vande Bharat Mission: 3 flights carrying Indian passengers to India take off from Oman [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: 3 flights carrying Indian passengers to India take off from Oman

Three flights carrying Indian passengers will take off from Oman to India on May 30. The special flight will carry Indian passengers for Jaipur, Ahmadabad, and Trivandrum. "We are thankful to Indian..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indians in France to board AI flight for home [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indians in France to board AI flight for home

Scores of people waiting outside Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, to board special Air India repatriation flight. They will fly to Kochi via Bengaluru on May 29. The evacuation flight is a part of..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded passengers in Russia praise quick response of Indian Embassy [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded passengers in Russia praise quick response of Indian Embassy

A Special repatriation flight took off from Russia to India on May 26 to bring stranded Indian nationals home under centre's Vande Bharat Mission. This is first repatriation flight from Russia amid..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Indian nationals leaving San Francisco express gratitude [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Indian nationals leaving San Francisco express gratitude

Indian nationals leaving San Francisco express their gratitude to the government for taking the initiative to bring them back their home country through a mission called 'Vande Bharat'. One of the..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Indians from New York arrive at Chandigarh airport via Delhi [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Indians from New York arrive at Chandigarh airport via Delhi

Indian Nationals from New York arrived at Chandigarh airport through Air India special flight via Delhi on May 22. "We faced no problems during our travel back to India, all norms were followed..

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Watch: Passengers thank Indian Govt for their evacuation from Toronto amid COVID-19 [Video]

Watch: Passengers thank Indian Govt for their evacuation from Toronto amid COVID-19

Several Indian passengers who are coming back to India from Canada's Toronto thanked Indian Government and Indian Embassy for arrangement of repatriation flights for their return. A special flight of..

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Vande Bharat Mission: 145 Indians return home from London amid lockdown [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: 145 Indians return home from London amid lockdown

An Air India flight from London carrying 145 Indians landed at Vijayawada airport on May 20. All passengers went through health screening on arrival. The stranded Indian nationals across globe are..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Over 80 Indians from London arrive at Varanasi airport [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Over 80 Indians from London arrive at Varanasi airport

Over 80 Indian nationals from London arrived at Varanasi airport via Delhi from special Air India flight on May 18. Thorough arrangements were done at airport keeping in mind the current coronavirus..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flight arrives in Kochi from Dubai [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flight arrives in Kochi from Dubai

An Air India Express special flight landed at Cochin International Airport in Kerala's Kochi. The flight carrying around 181 passengers came from Dubai. Repatriation flight of Air India came on May 16...

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Vande Bharat Mission: 121 Indians land in Hyderabad from USA [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: 121 Indians land in Hyderabad from USA

Air India special flight carrying 121 Indian passengers returned to Hyderabad from Newark (USA) on May 16. The special flight landed at 3:14 am today. India began phased repatriation of its citizens..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flight arrives in Hyderabad from Kuala Lumpur [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flight arrives in Hyderabad from Kuala Lumpur

Air India Express special flight landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Telangana's Hyderabad. The flight carrying around 117 passengers came from Kuala Lumpur. Repatriation flight Air India..

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Vande Bharat Mission: 158 Indians boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: 158 Indians boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka

Indian citizens boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka. The flight to Chennai carrying 158 Indian nationals took off at 11:20 AM at its scheduled time. One of the passengers said, "Kudos to..

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COVID-19: 2 flights of Kuwait Airways arrive in Indore [Video]

COVID-19: 2 flights of Kuwait Airways arrive in Indore

Two flights of Kuwait Airways landed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on May 13. The flights carried 117 passengers each from Kuwait. While speaking to ANI, the Airport..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indians board special flight from US to return home [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indians board special flight from US to return home

Over 240 stranded Indians on May 13 boarded the special Air India flight from Washington DC to fly back home as part of Vande Bharat Mission amid the travel restrictions due to the coronavirus..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight carrying 225 passengers arrives in Mumbai from Malaysia [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight carrying 225 passengers arrives in Mumbai from Malaysia

Air India special flight carrying 225 passengers arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport of Mumbai from Malaysia. The repatriation flight Air India AI-1377 came on May 13 from..

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'It's been a smooth operation': India's Consul General in Chicago on Vande Bharat Mission [Video]

'It's been a smooth operation': India's Consul General in Chicago on Vande Bharat Mission

Over 300 Indian nationals reached Chicago airport to board special flight to India under Vande Bharat Mission on May 12. While speaking on the occasion, Consul General of India in Chicago Amit Kumar..

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No flight for Australia till July 14 due to Covid-19 imposed restrictions

"Due to the recent Covid-19 related restrictions imposed on international flights in Australia, the following flights in the next phase of Vande Bharat Mission from Australia are being rescheduled,"..
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Over 900 flights in Vande Bharat Mission-4 to July-end

The world’s largest repatriation exercise, Vande Bharat Mission (VBM), will start its fourth phase on July 3 that will see Air India group operating over 400 flights up to July-end. According to the..
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Air India divestment deadline extended again by 2 more months due to corona

The government has extended the timeline for Air India’s divestment by two more months due to the pandemic. The deadline for submitting expression of interest (EoI) and intimating qualified bidders..
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Special flight with 224 Indians takes off from Washington DC

A special Air India flight carrying 224 Indian nationals including infants departed from Washington DC to New Delhi on Wednesday under the Vande Bharat Mission, the initiative launched to repatriate..
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Vande Bharat Mission flights restricted after US accuses India of 'discriminatory' practices

The National Aviation Company of India Limited d/b/a Air India (Air India) will have to acquire approval from the Department from beforehand, effective 30 days after the service date of this Order, in..
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Passenger dies onboard Air India Lagos-Mumbai flight


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Air India likely to get custom-made B777 planes for VVIP travel by September

Two custom-made B777 aircraft, which will be used to fly Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top Indian dignitaries, are likely to be delivered by Boeing to Air India by September, senior officials..
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Vande Bharat Mission flight with 148 Indians departs from Riyadh

"Air India AI 1936 bound for Hyderabad has departed from King Khalid International Airport Riyadh with 148 passengers, including 3 infants on board," Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted. India had..
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Moscow-bound Air India flight develops technical snag mid-air, called back to Delhi

The incident occurred 2-3 hours after it took-off from Delhi airport.
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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India to operate additional repatriation flights to six countries

Air India said it will operate additional repatriation flights to six countries between June 4 and June 6 to bring back stranded Indians under the phase 2 of Vande Bharat Mission. Amid the coronavirus..
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Vande Bharat mission: Over 300 Indians fly home on board special Air India flight from New York

Over 300 Indian nationals, who were stuck in the US due to the coronavirus-induced global travel restrictions, have flown home on board the fourth special flight from New York under the Vande Bharat..
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Covid-19: Air India evacuates 115 stranded Indians from Israel

Some 115 Indians, including out of work and broke caregivers, students and pregnant women, were all smiles as they boarded an Air India flight here on Tuesday and left for India after being stranded in..
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SC reluctantly allows use of middle seats on evacuation flights

The Supreme Court on Monday reluctantly permitted Air India to fill middle seats till June 6 in its non-scheduled international flights engaged to fly out stranded foreigners to their countries and..
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Do not take bookings for middle seat after June 6, Supreme Court tells Air India

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Air India to continue operating its non-scheduled flights with their middle seats filled till June 6.
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Supreme Court awards higher compensation to kin of man killed in 2010 Air India crash case

The family members of Mahendra Kodkany, which includes his wife, daughter and son, who were earlier granted Rs 7.35 crore as compensation by National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC),..
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Vande Bharat Mission: Two airports in AP receive 459 stranded Indians

An Air India flight carrying 145 people stranded in London, landed at Vijayawada Airport here on Wednesday, as part of the biggest ever off-shore evacuation drive of Indian citizens under the Vande..
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Air India to bring 169 nationals from Dhaka

As many as 169 stranded nationals, including 119 female students, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, are expected to arrive in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon in a special repatriation flight of..
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Air India flight to bring back Indians stranded in Sri Lanka on May 29

Air India will operate a special flight later this month to repatriate Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka, Indian High Commission said on Monday. This is the first flight from Sri Lanka since the..
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Govt to bring back 169 Indians to Kolkata from Dhaka under Vande Bharat Mission on Monday

A total of 169 Indians will be brought back to Kolkata from Dhaka in an Air India flight under the government's mega evacuation mission, official sources said. West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee..
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Airport Authority of India issues six-point guideline for passengers as flight operations may resume in lockdown 4.0

Currently, all commercial flights are suspended except for cargo and repatriation flights conducted by Air India to bring back stranded Indians abroad.
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Vande Bharat's Phase II: AI to open bookings on select repatriation flights from India on Thursday

Air India will open bookings on Thursday evening on select repatriation flights to be operated from India to the USA, the UK, Australia, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore under the second phase of the..
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Air India to bring stranded people from Chicago, Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar


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Mission Vande Bharat: Air India special flight to bring back 169 Indian students from Dhaka today

The evacuation flight carrying the students from Dhaka will land directly in Srinagar today. This will be the fifth flight from Bangladesh, which will depart from Dhaka. The fourth flight brought over..
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Vande Bharat Mission: Over 6,000 Indians return from abroad in 31 flights since May 7

Over 6,000 Indians have been flown back to India in 31 inbound flights operated by Air India and Air India Express under Vande Bharat Mission in 5 days beginning from May 7, 2020.
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149 repatriation flights to 31 countries in phase II of Vande Bharat Mission

During the first phase of the Vande Bharat mission, Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express scheduled 64 flights between May 7 and May 14 to bring approximately 15,000 Indians.
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: Air India seals Delhi office after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

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'False positive': 5 Air India pilots found Covid negative in second test


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Vande Bharat Mission: 118 people stranded in USA land in Hyderabad

As many as 118 people hailing from India stranded in the USA landed in Hyderabad on Monday as part of the biggest ever off-shore evacuation drive of Indian Citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission. The..
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Air India flight brings in 225 stranded Indians from US to Mumbai


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Vande Bharat Mission: Over 150 return to TN from Kuwait

In continuing efforts to bring home Indian nationals stuck in various countries, 171 people arrived here from Kuwait on Sunday in an Air India flight and were accommodated in three separate premises,..
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First ship brings back 700 stranded Indians from Maldives; over 300 return from UK

The first naval ship carrying nearly 700 Indian evacuees from Maldives arrived at Cochin Port on Sunday as another vessel reached Male, while about two dozen flights were operated by Air India on the..
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Covid-19: Air India schedules 7 commercial flights to repatriate nationals from the US

Some of the Indian nationals stranded in the US due to Covid-19 related international travel restrictions will fly back home on Sunday on a non-scheduled commercial flight from New Jersey to Mumbai and..
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First Air India repatriation flight to take off from San Francisco, only asymptomatic passengers allowed onboard

"It is appropriate that the flight is taking off from San Francisco which has a huge Indian diaspora. Our jurisdiction comprises of 11 states, including Alaska, Hawaii and the federal territory of..
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: 5 pilots of Air India test COVID-19 positive

In India, the state of Maharashtra has emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases witnessed a massive spike recently.
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First repatriation flight from London takes off for Mumbai with 326 Indians

The first Air India flight from the UK, as part of the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians stranded overseas due to the coronavirus lockdown, took off from London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday..
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Air India's first repatriation flight from Singapore lands in Delhi


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Repatriation flight of Air India lands at Karippur airport


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India readies to repatriate up to a million stranded nationals

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The massive repatriation exercise has been prompted by stranded Indians who have been making appeals to return home. Many of the distressed Indians are migrant workers in the Gulf countries. India is..
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Covid-19: Air India, Indian Navy on standby to evacuate Indians from Gulf

The national carrier Air India and Indian Navy have been asked to be on standby with their aircraft and warships for the mass evacuation of Indians from Gulf countries as Covid-19 pandemic continues...
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'Assalaam Alaikum!' This is Karachi's control welcoming Air India.. We're proud of you'

Air India was operating special flights from India to Frankfurt with relief materials and evacuated European nationals, who were stranded in India as coronavirus swept across continents, perishing..
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'Proud of you': Pak ATC praises Air India's efforts during corona pandemic


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Air India to operate special flights for foreigners stuck in India due to lockdown

Earlier, Special Air India flights have also brought back Indians stranded in coronavirus affected countries like Italy, Iran, China.
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Coronavirus: Air India pilots 'at risk of infection' on rescue flights

Air India pilots say the airline is not adhering to safety protocol on coronavirus rescue flights.
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Manish Tewari hits out at Prime Minister Modi over medical aid to Serbia

."What is this happening Mr Prime Minister Narendra Modi? While Frontline Indian Health workers are struggling for protective equipment we are supplying Serbia. Air India to fly out Germans and 90..
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AI to operate 9 charters to fly back Germans

Air India will from Tuesday operate nine charter flights from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to Frankfurt on its wide-body aircraft to fly Germans back home over next few days. These aircraft..
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Indian envoy in UK warns against fake news circulating on evacuation flights

The Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam, on Sunday appealed to Indian citizens stranded in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic to beware of fake news doing the rounds about Air..
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Coronavirus: Puri seeks protection for airline staffers being harassed by neighbours

As India's two major airlines Indigo and Air India reported harassment of their crew members by neighbours amid coronavirus pandemic, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that he..
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PM hails Air India for courage, call of duty to fight coronavirus


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Air India crew part of Rome evacuation advised home quarantine


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Special Air India flights brings back 263 Indians from Italy, evacuees quarantined at ITBP facility

The special Air India flight from Rome landed at Delhi airport around 10 am.
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