“Dear passengers, we would like to announce with a sense of gratitude that we are carrying the mortal remains of a brave soldier.” Don’t be surprised if you hear this announcement on any of your future flights. The government has made it compulsory for airlines to make an announcement whenever they are carrying the body of a soldier.
Also, the Airport Authority of India has been directed to build designated areas to offload the casket.
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar reacted on the move through a tweet.
And finally ovr 4 yrs aftr I first rqstd govt aftr a shameful incident – DGCA makes it mandatory for airlines to announce n honor martyrd bravehearts on their final journey home ????
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) November 5, 2018