New Delhi, June 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to get a brand new Air India One aircraft on the lines of the US President's Air Force One. The Indian prime minister, who has toured close to 40 countries in two years since coming to power, has been travelling on an ageing Beoing 747 which is in service last two decades and his new plane will be a state-of-art Beijing 777-300.
According to a report, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to seal the deal of two new Boeing 777-300s in a Defence Council meeting scheduled on June 25.
The new aircraft will be fitted with hi-tech security equipment to nullify possible attacks by terror groups.
Defence analysts said the plane is made of a special radar-absorbing metal and can not only dodge the enemy radar but also retaliate in case of an attack.
Equipped with anti-missile defence systems and latest communication facilities, the aircraft can resist grenade and rocket attacks and can accomodate food for 2,000 people. It also features an operating theatre for emergeny surgery with attending doctors round the clock, an executive office and bedroom and has air-air emergency refuelling facilities.