Last Friday, the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fisherman off the coast of Kerala, were finally returned to India. They have been at the centre of the diplomatic showdown between the two countries, when Italy refused to let them return, dishonouring an personal undertaking given by Italy’s ambassador to India, to the Supreme Court of India.
The marines were flown back in a Boeing KC-767A tanker-transporter of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana tail number MM62227. This aircraft is based at Pratica di Mare Air Base, the largest base of the Italian Air Force, located southwest of Rome.
Bangalore Aviation has obtained these exclusive images MM62227 arriving at New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport with the marines on-board.
The aircraft was promptly met by a contingent of officials from various branches of the Indian government including the police forces who immediately whisked the marines away from the airport and past the amassed media contingent outside.
Sorry for the water-marking.