PM Modi flies to US in Air India One, here’s all you need to know about the VVIP high-tech plane
The state-of-the art retrofitted Air India One is used to fly the President, Vice President and the Prime Minister on international state visits.
New Delhi: The custom-made Boeing B777 VVIP aircraft, with call sign Air India One, was inducted last year to replace the ageing 747 which used to fly the President of India, Vice President and the Prime Minister on international state visits.
On Wednesday (September 22, 2021), PM Narendra Modi left for his three-day United States visit. During his visit, the Prime Minister will be holding meeting with US President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga and some top CEOs.
This is PM Modi's second foreign trip after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, the prime minister had flown to Dhaka, Bangladesh in March 2021 in newly inducted Boeing 777 VVIP aircraft. Here are more details about the VVIP high-tech plane: