Modi took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote, “extremely proud of this team of @airindiain, which has shown utmost courage and risen to the call of humanity. Their outstanding efforts are admired by several people across India. #IndiaFightsCorona”
Earlier India’s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri had said, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
“The crew of @airindiain Boeing 777 led by Capt Swati Raval & Capt Raja Chauhan responded to the call of duty & displayed exemplary determination by airlifting 263 Indians, mostly students, stranded in Rome,” he tweeted.