Libya allows landing of 2 AI planes per day for 10 days

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) Libyan government has givenlanding clearance for two Air India planes per day fromtomorrow for evacuation of Indian nationals, External AffairsMinister S M Krishna said here today.

He said two flights have been given clearance tooperate by Libyan authorities for ten days.

"As per schedule informed by Air India today, twoflights per day from tomorrow to March 7 will be operated,"the minister said.

He said the country has also requested the Libyangovernment to extend the flight clearance if the evacuationwas not completed within the given time period.

India had already chartered ships to evacuate itsnationals numbering about 18,000 in strife-torn Libya and theyhave set sail from Egypt. India was also consideringdispatching three warships including its largest amphibiousvessel INS Jalashwa.

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