Prime Minister John Key, who is en route to India for a state visit, has now arrived at Halim International airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Key, along with the delegation that includes former Blackcap Brendon McCullum, MP Kanwaljit Bakshi, 30 business delegates, NZ Defence Force cricket team and a media crew, departed for India from Townsville, Australia today at 11 am (NZT) and have stopped at Jakarta for a scheduled refueling.
This was the last stop on the trip before the delegation arrives in New Delhi.
The PM and the delegation were forced to cancel their scheduled plans to visit Mumbai, and spend a night in Townsville yesterday after the RNZAF plane aborted the take off twice due to 'technical problems'. The nature of the problems is still unknown but the officials said that the issue could not be remotely fixed.
PM is expected to arrive in New Delhi at 12:30 am (NZT) and will be formally welcomed and greeted by State Minister of Finance on arrival. On Wednesday, October 26, Key will be meeting his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.