PM Modi’s first trip to the United States on Air India One An overview of the details of the special security system of the aircraft
PM Modi’s visit to the United States: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on Wednesday for a visit to the United States. During his trip from September 22 to 25, Prime Minister Modi will meet with US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Prime Minister Modi is also expected to hold meetings with several other heads of state, in addition to interacting with CEOs of major US tech companies. Prime Minister Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25 before returning to New Delhi.
This is PM Modi’s first overseas trip outside of Asia after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also her first trip to the United States on the recently acquired “Air India One”. The Prime Minister traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh in March this year aboard a newly inducted Boeing 777 VVIP. The government had ordered some of these special jets.
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The modernized, state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, which will be used by the president, vice-president and prime minister, arrived in Delhi in October last year. While President Ram Nath Kovid took the inaugural flight to Chennai in November 2020, Prime Minister Modi had not yet used it for a “long distance” trip. The plane will fly nonstop to the United States over Pakistan, but avoiding Afghanistan, according to reports.
The Air India One is equipped with Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS) capable of thwarting any missile attack. The aircraft has a security system similar to the Air Force One aircraft used by the US president.
Who flies Air India One
The Air India One aircraft is operated by specially trained Indian Air Force pilots.
The Air India One jet can fly from India to the United States without having to stop to refuel.
The plane carrying PM Modi to Washington has a huge office space with separate conference booths. It also has a special medical area for emergencies. The jet has several rooms equipped with all the latest amenities.
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