Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Story behind Airlift: Shocking facts about ‘world’s largest civil evacuation’!

Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur’s upcoming film Airlift has been grabbing much attention for its plot which involves showcasing of world's biggest civil evacuation.
As the film approaches its release date, we couldn’t help but dig deeper into the real life events that transpired during the evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war. You may not know this but it is Air India which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for evacuating a large (most) number of people by a civil airline!

A total of 170,000 people were evacuated to Mumbai – a distance of 4,117 km, by operating 488 flights in association with Indian Airlines, from 13 August to 11 October 1990 – lasting 59 days! Isn’t that shocking?! We now bring to you some more unknown facts which will not only make you shake your head in disbelief but also make you feel proud of yourself for being an Indian!
19/01/16 Dailybhaskar.com
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