Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign visits have been criticised in certain sections, although it is no secret that Indian heads of state even before him had extensive overseas travel schedules. Here’s how much the government spends on the chartered flights and aircraft maintenance for the PM’s foreign travels.
The PM, while on official tours, is entitled to free airlift on Indian Airforce planes and helicopters.
According to a statement by the MEA, in the last five years alone, an expenditure of Rs 446.52 crore has been incurred on the foreign visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Credit: Government Sources, MEA, PTI