An Air India Airbus A320 passenger airliner takes off from an Indian international airport

In a function held on Friday evening in Aerocity Delhi, Aeroflot India celebrated the diamond jubilee of flights on the Moscow-Delhi route. Aeroflot marked the occasion by thanking its patrons and well-wishers with an evening get together

New Delhi: India has a feasible scenario for the expansion of aviation opportunities in the region and both India and Russia can together work towards a better realisation of such opportunities, feels India's minister of commerce.

"India is full of opportunities for the expanding aviation industry and both India and Russia can together work to change the present aviation scenario," said Union Minister for Commerce Suresh Prabhu on the occasion of 60 years of Aeroflot's operations in India.

At the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Indian Operations of Aeroflot, India's minister for commerce, Suresh Prabhu called Indo-Russian relations "time-tested" and "built on mutual trust."

The first regular flight between Moscow and Delhi took place on August 18, 1958 via a Tu-104.