The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on March 5 that according to the latest regulations issued by Indian National Airlines, the aircrew must conclude with Jai Hind in every part of the flight.
It also requires that the crew should pause for two seconds before saying this in a passionate tone.
As soon as this rule was enacted, it immediately triggered heated discussions in Indias social media. As a result of the air friction between the Indian and Pakistani air forces, discussions about patriotism are very frequent on the Indian network.
However, some netizens think that if this regulation is really implemented, it will become very funny. They envisioned the specific scenario of the broadcast: Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts immediately. (pause) salute the motherland! Ladies and gentlemen, we are flying at 40,000 feet and the temperature outside is minus 40 degrees Celsius. (pause) salute the motherland!
Some joking netizens offered suggestions, and they envisioned incentives for passengers: passengers who followed the radio and shouted Hail to the Motherland should be given upgrade treatment by the crew.
Many others have questioned whether such an exaggeration of patriotism could revive the debt-strapped Indian Airlines.
According to the BBC, Indian Airlines has not been profitable since 2007. The last government tried to sell its stake in Indian Airlines, but no buyer was willing to take over.
Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Xun Jianguo_NN7379