India Offers Aircraft IAF One to Canadian PM Trudeau after technical glitch: Reports 

After a technical glitch grounded Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s special aircraft in New Delhi following the G20 Summit, India offered an alternative aircraft, IAF One. Sources familiar with the matter revealed that the snag in Trudeau’s aircraft required the replacement of a critical part. However, the Canadian delegation declined the offer and chose to wait for a backup aircraft.

Technical Glitch Delays Canadian PM’s Departure from India: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation faced an unexpected delay in their departure from New Delhi on Tuesday. The delay was caused by a technical glitch that struck Trudeau’s Airbus plane shortly before they departed from India following the G20 Summit.

Canada’s National Defence reported that the technical issue involved a part that needed replacement, leading to concerns about the aircraft’s airworthiness. In response to the situation, India generously offered the services of aircraft IAF One as an alternative means of transport for Trudeau and his delegation.

Trudeau’s Extended Stay in India: Trudeau’s arrival in India for the G20 Summit on Friday initially went smoothly. However, the unforeseen technical snag on his Airbus plane on Sunday night disrupted his travel plans. It prompted the Canadian side to request an alternate aircraft for the Prime Minister and his entourage.

The alternative aircraft, expected to arrive in Delhi on Monday night, encountered an unscheduled diversion to London, further prolonging Trudeau’s stay in India. This delay caused Trudeau and his team to remain in New Delhi for two additional days.

Earlier in the day, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and Information Technology, expressed gratitude to Trudeau for his presence at the G20 Summit on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Canada’s CBC News reported that during his extended stay in India, Trudeau continued to work from his hotel in New Delhi. The Royal Canadian Air Force dispatched a CC-150 Polaris from CFB Trenton to India on Sunday night to retrieve Justin Trudeau and his delegation.

India-Canada Cooperation Amidst Anti-India Concerns:
 During the G20 Summit, Trudeau met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the event in Delhi. The two leaders discussed a range of bilateral and global issues.

During their meeting, Prime Minister Modi expressed “strong concerns” about the ongoing “anti-India activities” conducted by extremist elements in Canada. He emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two nations in addressing such threats effectively.

In response to these concerns, Prime Minister Trudeau assured the media that Canada remains committed to defending the “freedom of expression” while simultaneously taking measures to “prevent violence.” This reaffirmed the shared commitment to addressing security concerns while upholding democratic values in Canada-India.

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