This is why PM Modi's flight to the US skipped the customary Frankfurt stopover
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a first international trip, since pandemic, to the US and broke the decade-long practice by not making a stopover at Frankfurt en-route.
According to a report by India.com, it has claimed that the Air India plane in which PM Modi was travelling was capable of flying long distances without the need of fuel refill. Earlier, a halt used to be taken at Frankfurt for refueling the vehicle.
The state-of-the-art aircrafts were bought at the cost over Rs 4,500 crore, the report said.
In the US, Modi held back-to-back power-packed meetings with top global CEOs of five firms as part of his foreign visit. He held talks with the Chief Executive Officers of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics, and Blackstone.
According to the experts from the industry, these meetings can be fruitful in bringing huge investments to the nation, helping in recovery of economy from the corona-hit period. The meetings with the international industry leaders signal a positive shift as India pushes towards more opportunities in key sectors.