Indian Air Force said Prime Minister is entitled free travel on Indian Air Force planes for which no bills are raised.
Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra had sought to know from the Prime Minister's Office the information on the laid down procedure for clearing bills of IAF BBJ aircraft chartered flights for the Prime Minister's foreign visits.
Application was transferred to the Defence Ministry which sent it to the Indian Air Force.
The air force in its response said, "Prime Minister is entitled for free airlift in VVIP aircrafts of the IAF. No bill has been raised for such airlifts."
Lokesh Batra said, "It is observed that under the column 'Expenses incurred on Chartered Flight'; between the period August 2014 to May 2016. The Prime Minister had made five foreign visits by 'IAF BBJ Aircraft' Chartered flights. However, there is no mention of 'expenses incurred' on foreign visits by the Prime Minister by chartered IAF BBJ aircraft flights."