Our pilots incapable of flying aircraft given by India: Maldives


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The Maldives military still does not have pilots capable of operating three aircraft donated by India, Defence Minister Ghassan Maumoon has said. This comes days after 76 Indian defense personnel left the island nation at the instance of Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu. During a media briefing about the withdrawal, Ghassan said no soldiers had completed training to fly these aircraft due to various reasons. "There aren't any people in our force...licensed...to fly the two helicopters and Dornier aircraft," he said.