Justin Trudeau leaves India after being delayed by plane breakdown

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally left India on Tuesday after technical problems with a government plane delayed his departure by two days.

Mr. Trudeau and the Canadian delegation attending the G20 summit in New Delhi were scheduled to leave for Ottawa on Sunday, but the plane was grounded due to a problem discovered during pre-flight checks.

The CC-150 Polaris plane, part of a fleet put into service in the early 1990s, has had problems in recent years and is due to be replaced later this fall.

After the problem was discovered, the Royal Canadian Air Force sent a technician to India with spare parts and sent a backup plane in case it was needed. The technician was able to resolve the issue on the original aircraft.

For security reasons, the Prime Minister does not fly commercially.

The Liberal caucus is holding a three-day retreat in London, Ontario, starting Tuesday, and Mr. Trudeau is expected to attend.

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