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Libya allows landing of 2 AI planes for 10 days

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2011 14:13 IST

Libyan government has given landing clearance for two Air India planes per day from on Saturday for evacuation of Indian nationals, external affairs minister S M Krishna said in New Delhi on Friday.

He said that two flights have been given clearance to operate by Libyan authorities for ten days.

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

He said that the country has also requested the Libyan government to extend the flight clearance if the evacuation was not completed within the given time period.

India had already chartered ships to evacuate its nationals numbering about 18,000 in strife-torn Libya and they have set sail from Egypt. India was also considering dispatching three warships including its largest amphibious vessel INS Jalashwa.