When DGCA grounded planes for safety reasons
Banned on plane grounds
1990 Airbus A320
This was a unilateral decision taken by the Indian government after Indian Airlines flight 605 from Mumbai to Bengalurucrashed into a golf course on February 14, killing 92 of the 146 people on board.
It was the second crash involving the aircraft after the crash of Air France's A-320 operating a chartered flight in 1988. It raised the questions on the Rajiv Gandhi government's purchase of the aircraft which had cost Rs 2,400 crore.
2013 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The decision followed a mandate from US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Administration to ground the aircraft across the world. Regulators and airlines in Europe and South America, too, had taken the same decision.
This followed electrical system problems stemming from the aircraft's lithium-Ion batteries faced by airlines across the world, led by Japan's All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.
2018 Airbus A 320 Neo
2019 Boeing 737 Max
India joined 15 countries including China, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Australia, Brazil, UK, Germany and France.
On 10 March, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, barely four months old, crashed shortly after take off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.