IAF C17 & C130J To Baghdad

INDIA HAS PREPARED A PLAN TO DEPLOY INDIAN AIR FORCE (IAF) PLANES TO BRING BACK THOUSANDS OF INDIA STRANDED IN IRAQ
India to send Indian Air Force C130 & C17 planes instead Air India's Boeing 777 plane because of runway damage in Baghdad Airport.

India has prepared a plan to deploy aircraft, including those from the Indian Air Force and Air India ’s Boeing 747 fleet, to bring back thousands of Indians stranded in Iraq if the need arises.
The director general of civil aviation, Prabhat Kumar, held a meeting with airline executives from Air India Ltd, Jet Airways (India) Ltd, IndiGo and SpiceJet Ltd on Saturday to work out the plan.
“We wanted to know if the airlines have spare capacity. All the airlines have committed that they do have the capacity to mount flights if required,” said a government official who did not want to be named.
India is preparing to evacuate nearly 5,000-6,000 people from Iraq, according to the plan discussed at the meeting.


The Indian Air Force may use its aircraft to fly civilians from Iraq to places such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. From there, Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and SpiceJet will ferry the passengers to Delhi.
The civil aviation ministry has already informed the ministry of external affairs of the readiness of India’s airlines to start flights if the need arises.
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