Saturday, February 22, 2020

China delays clearance to IAF flight with relief supplies

New Delhi: The Chinese government is 'deliberately delaying grant of clearance for the evacuation flight' which was to fly to Wuhan with medical supplies and bring remaining Indians back, sources said on Saturday.

However, China continues to maintain that there is no delay, Even though on Friday, the day the flight was supposed to go to Wuhan, but inexplicably the clearance was not given.

Indian Air Force's largest plane C-17 Globemaster was scheduled to fly to Coronavirus affected city Wuhan on Friday to evacuate Indians but it was delayed citing technical issues.

IAF's plane was to carry medical supplies to China and then to evacuate remaining Indians from Wuhan.

On Friday, the Globemaster could not fly as it could not get clearance from Chinese government.
22/02/20 IANS/daijiworld
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