Last Updated: September 12, 2023, 20:37 IST
India offered services of aircraft ‘Air India One’ to fly back Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation after his Airbus plane developed a technical snag. The Canadian side, however, chose to wait for the backup aircraft, sources said.
Trudeau, who stayed in his room in New Delhi’s Lalit Hotel after his Airbus plane developed a snag, finally flew home around 1:00 pm on Tuesday.
An airport official on Monday said that the Canadian prime minister’s plane was scheduled to land in India on Tuesday. However, a report in CBC News stated that the PM’s replacement aircraft was diverted to London, further delaying his return home. No reason was given for the diversion.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was stuck in New Delhi since Sunday after his plane suffered a technical snag. His extended stay came at a time when New Delhi was not entirely warm towards the Canadian PM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday conveyed to Trudeau New Delhi’s strong concerns about continuing anti-India activities of extremist elements in Canada.
In his bilateral meeting with Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also stated that a relationship based on “mutual respect and trust” is essential for the progress of the India-Canada relationship, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.