Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday took a jibe at the new directive of Air India, which has asked its all cabin and cockpit crew to say ‘Jai Hind’ after every flight announcement made on board.
“Little surprise that with General Elections around the corner, the josh of patriotism hasn’t even spared the skies,” she tweeted.
“With immediate effect, all are required to announce “Jai Hind” at the end of every announcement after a slight pause and with much fervour,” the circular issued by Air India on Monday read.
The national carrier presently has around 3500 cabin crew and over 1200 cockpit crew.The directive comes days after Ashwani Lohani took charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Air India once again.
Interestingly, Lohani had issued such a directive earlier also in 2016 during his previous tenure as Air India CMD.