New Delhi, Jul 23: When asked by the media to respond to the formal apology rendered by Continental Airlines on Wednesday, Jul 22, former President, APJ Abdul Kalam revealed that he has not received any apology from the US Airlines.
"I have not received any communication from the airline so far," Kalam said.
The Airliner had reportedly frisked the former President of India and made him go through a humiliating security check on Apr 21 at IGI Airport in New Delhi. This was in violation of the Indian law which exempts dignitaries from being frisked at airports.
"Our intention was never to offend Dr Kalam or the sentiments of the people of India. Continental Airlines takes great pride and is honoured to have flown a respectable leader such as Dr Kalam," the apologetic airliner said.
The incident raised an uproar in the parliament with the opposition blaming the government. Aviation minister, Praful Patel labelled it 'unpardonable'. An FIR was filed against the US airliner on Tuesday, Jul 21.