Coronavirus: China Delaying Permission to India to Send Flight Carrying Relief Materials to COVID-19-Hit Wuhan, Says Official
Indian Air Force | (Photo Credits: PTI | File)

New Delhi, February 22: China is delaying grant of clearance to India's proposal to send an Indian Air Force flight to carry relief material for people affected by coronavirus in the neighbouring country and bring back Indians from its city of Wuhan, official sources said Saturday.

India was to send a C-17 military transport aircraft to Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, on February 20 but the plane could not take off as permission was not granted for the flight. Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Air Force Flight to Evacuate Indians From China Delayed Due to Technical Reasons.

"China is deliberately delaying grant of clearance for the evacuation flight," a high-level source said.

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