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India Business News: NEW DELHI: India received a custom-made B777 aircraft which will be used to fly VVIPs like the President, Vice-President and Prime Minister .

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(With agency inputs)

NEW DELHI: India received a custom-made B777 aircraft which will be used to fly VVIPs like the President, Vice-President and Prime Minister . The aircraft arrived in Delhi from Texas, US on Thursday.Another custom-made B777 plane for VVIP travel is likely to be received from Boeing at a later date.* The two Boeing 777 aircraft were part of Air India ‘s commercial fleet for a few months after being delivered in January 2018. Later, they were sent back to Boeing for retrofitting them for VVIP travel.* The aircraft were ordered by Air India in 2005 as part of the fifteen B777-300 extended range (ER) aircraft.* Equipped with state-of-the-art missile defence systems called large aircraft countermeasures (LAIRCM) and self-protection suites (SPS), the aircraft will be operated by pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF).* The advanced security systems will enable them to jam and defeat hostile incoming missiles. The aircraft are also encrypted with communication facilities.* Unlike jumbos that need a stopover, these aircraft can fly non-stop 17 hours from India to almost any place on the Earth.* Facilities include…

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