New Delhi: 

Eight cheetahs will land in India tomorrow, on PM Modi’s birthday, to bring to fruition an idea conceptulised 12 years ago. This historic mission marks the first time a wild southern African cheetah will be introduced in any another continent.

After their transcontinental flight, which is flying overnight so the animals travel during the coolest hours of the day, the cheetahs will arrive in Gwalior on Saturday morning. From Gwalior, the eight cheetahs will be transferred by helicopter to Kuno National Park where they will be welcomed by a delegation led by PM Modi.