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UAE in contact with India over detained plane

Source: PTI
September 08, 2009 02:36 IST
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The United Arab Emirates government is in 'constant contact' with Indian officials over its Air Force plane, which was detained in Kolkata on Monday for carrying arms, a senior official has confirmed.

UAE Foreign Ministry's Director-General Juma Al Junaibi confirmed this today evening in a statement released to the country's official news agency Wam. In his statement, Al Junaibi stressed the deep-rooted relations between the UAE and India and also reiterated UAE's respect for the sovereignty of India.

The China-bound cargo plane of the United Arab Emirates Air Force was detained and its ten crew members including the pilot questioned, when Customs officials found arms and ammunition on board the aircraft, after it made a scheduled transit landing at the Kolkata airport.



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