8th June 1948.
Air India's Maiden International First Flight
A milestone in the history of Indian civil aviation.
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The First three aircraft delivered to Air-India were the Rajput Princess (VT-CQR) which was originally intended to be used for the inaugural journey, but later it was decided that the Malabar Princess (VT-CQP) would be used for this flight. The third flight which is the Mogul Princess (VT-CQS) its illustration can be seen in the red souvenir cover of Air India