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India, Russia sign pact for visa-free entry of flight crew

India and Russia have agreed to implement the general declaration for visa-free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries.

Published: 21st November 2017 01:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 01:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: India and Russia have agreed to implement the general declaration for visa-free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries.

A pact on the issue was signed here recently by officials of the two countries, a home ministry official said today. The agreement will facilitate visa-free entry, stay and exit of the crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating chartered and special flights in the respective territories on a reciprocal basis.

According to official estimates, around 1,200 scheduled flights ply between India and Russia every year. Moreover, about 1,100 Russian chartered flights arrive in India every year. A majority of them land in Goa with Russian tourists.



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