India is in touch with the UAE government over the detention
of the China-bound cargo plane of its Air Force after arms and ammunition were
found onboard and customs authorities were awaiting clearance before the
aircraft can be allowed to resume its flight.
The interrogation of the pilot and nine crew members of the C-130 Hercules aircraft which remained in detention for the third day, have been also completed and the Customs had sent detailed reports to the External Affairs Ministry last night, airport officials said. The 10 crew members have been shifted to another hotel for "security reasons".