"In light of the recent incidents involving battery incidents with Samsung concerning its Galaxy Note 7 devices globally, travelers on airlines are advised not to switch on these mobiles during the flight or stow them in any checked in baggage," read an order released by DGCA.
The ban comes after the FAA issued a warning against the mobile phone.
DGCA stated that a passenger can carry the phone on board if it has been switched off and is kept in cabin baggage. The DGCA order follows the US Federal Aviation Authority warning on use of same device.
"In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage," the FAA statement said. Earlier, Samsung recalled 2.5 mln android smartphones following reports of fires following charging.
As per a CyberMedia Research report, “Samsung rules the Indian LTE market with about 40% market share, beating Lenovo, Micromax and LYF took the second and third positions with 9% and 8% market shares, respectively.”