Trudeau expected to leave India Tuesday morning after plane breaks down


Published September 11, 2023 at 11:40 am

The Canadian Armed Forces sent a plane yesterday evening to pick up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is stranded in India after the plane he arrived on was grounded because of technical issues.

A press secretary for the prime minister’s office says Trudeau is expected to leave New Delhi Tuesday morning, local time.

Mohammad Hussain says they’ll keep the public updated as the situation remains fluid.

The lockdown in New Delhi lifted at midnight following the G20 leaders’ summit, but Trudeau and his Canadian delegation remain after his plane broke down.

The prime minister’s office says a component on the plane has to be replaced, with the problem being discovered during the pre-flight check as the Canadian delegation was waiting at the airport to board the flight.

The prime minister’s office says Trudeau wants to be at the Liberal caucus retreat that starts Wednesday in London, Ont, with the Canadian Armed Forces doing their best to get the delegation back to Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 11, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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