The Head of Chancery of the High Commission of India in Lagos, Mr Rachit Rawat, says direct flights from Lagos to Mumbai will commence this year.
Mr Rawat told newsmen in Lagos that logistics arrangements for the take-off of direct flights from Lagos to Mumbai had reached an advanced stage with Air Peace.
He said that the agreement for the direct flights was signed in January this year to facilitate more relations between India and Nigeria in the years ahead.
Mr Rawat, who said that trade transaction between both countries was increasing, added that there was the possibility for his home government to liberalize its visas regime for Nigerians.
According to him, India remains Nigeria’s largest trading partner across the globe,while Nigeria is India’s trading partner in Africa.