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Air Vistara Delegation Meets Major General GD Bakshi After Facing Backlash For Deleting Tweet Honouring Him

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Premium Indian domestic airline, Air Vistara, was caught in a social media storm after tweeting and later deleting a picture of its staff with Major General G D Bakshi (Retd.). Now, top executives from Air Vistara have met with Major General (Retd) GD Bakshi. A picture of the meeting was shared on the airline's official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Besides sharing a picture of its top executives with GD Bakshi, the airline said on Twitter: "It was an honour meeting you at your home yesterday. Thank you for your gracious understanding, warmth, and hospitality. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you on board again soon!"

Eralier, Vistara had issued a statement after facing backlash. "We do not want our platform to be disrespectful or hurtful to anyone. Our decision to remove the post was driven by the objective of deleting such comments," Vistara said in a statement posted on its Twitter handle on Sunday.

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The airline had tweeted a picture of retired major general G D Bakshi along with two Vistara crew members standing behind him inside an aircraft, saying that it was honoured to have him onboard. The tweet attracted criticism, with many citing allegedly controversial comments made by him on various occasions.

"Honored to have Major General G D Bakshi (Retd), a decorated Kargil war hero onboard our flight today. Thank you Sir, for your service to the nation," the airline tweeted.