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Why PM Modi’s Air India Flight to US Skipped the Customary Frankfurt Stopover

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a picture from his flight to the US on Twitter. (Image credits: @narendramodi) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Washington, DC for his three-day visit to the United States on Wednesday, broke a decade-long practice by not making a stopover at Frankfurt en-route. According to, the reason behind it was new capabilities of the Air India One which allow it to fly long distances without the need for fuel refill, as has been the practice so far. The state-of-the-art aircrafts were bought at the cost over Rs 4,500 crore, the report said. […]

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