Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (51) is still stuck in New Delhi after a malfunction in his Airbus plane. He had reached India to participate in the 18th meeting of G20. On Monday, the Canadian Prime Minister, stranded in India, decided to stay in his room at the Lalit Hotel in the capital. The Canadian PM's plane that malfunctioned is a CC-150 Polaris, one of several modified Airbus A310-300s that the Canadian Armed Forces uses for its VIPs.
The Canadian PM is stuck in India at a time when India expressed 'serious concerns about the continuation of anti-India activities by extremist elements in Canada' in a statement issued on Sunday. Shortly thereafter, the separatist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) hastily arranged a Khalistan referendum on Sunday at a gurudwara in British Columbia, Canada, a move that was closely watched by the Indian government.
Trudeau did not have any official meeting with any Indian government official on Monday. The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that they had not received any requests for any other official engagements and the office of Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the minister of state appointed to receive Trudeau, also confirmed that his duty was only to welcome the Canadian Prime Minister at the airport upon his arrival. Had to do. There has been no indication of any program even in the local High Commission.
"The Canadian Armed Forces are continuing their best efforts to bring the Canadian delegation home," said Mohammed Hussain, press secretary in the Prime Minister's Office. Latest Update Trudeau is expected to leave for his home country by late Tuesday evening and hence, Trudeau has checked into the hotel. I spent my day.
A person with knowledge of the matter said, 'Both he and his son stayed there. The Prime Minister's 16-year-old son Xavier has also reached India with him. He also visited Jakarta and Singapore before flying to New Delhi. According to sources, most of the rooms in Hotel Lalit were booked for people from Canada and Japan, but now only 30 rooms are booked in which the Canadian PM, his core team and the media are staying.
According to sources, 'The alternative aircraft for the Prime Minister has not arrived yet. The second plane is expected to land around 11 pm on Monday night and depart by Tuesday afternoon. On the other hand, questions are being raised over the incident of PM's plane breaking down in Canada. Commentator Tom Mulcair, broadcasting on CTV, described the situation as a 'failure'. He said that not ordering new aircraft was a cheap act by the government, which was creating a 'shameful situation'. Officials in Delhi said that the aircraft is being looked after by GMR Aerotech. In 2018, when Trudeau was in India for a state visit, the A-310 aircraft he was traveling in had a technical problem.
The aircraft currently carrying the Canadian PM is a CC-150 Polaris, one of several modified Airbus A310-300s that the Canadian Armed Forces use to transport their VIPs. According to flight tracking websites, the exact registration number of the CC-150 Polaris is 15001 and it is 35.8 years old. While the age of the jet is old, heads of state use even older aircraft. US President Joe Biden's Air Force One aircraft – which are two VC-25As based on the Boeing 747 – are more than 36 years old.