A senior pilot working with low-cost airline GoAir was sacked from services after he made derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his account on micro-blogging site Twitter.

On Thursday, the pilot had tweeted, "PM is an idiot. You can call me the same in return. It’s ok. I don’t matter. Bcoz I am not PM. But PM is an idiot. Period."

Taking umbrage over the Tweet and confirming the action against the pilot, a GoAir spokesperson said, "GoAir has a zero-tolerance policy. It is mandatory for all GoAir employees to comply with the company's employment rules, regulations and policies, including social media behaviour." 

"The airline does not associate itself with personal views expressed by any individual or an employee. GoAir has terminated the services of the captain with immediate effect."

Meanwhile, the pilot has tendered an apology.

He tweeted, "I apologise for my tweets about PM, other offensive tweets which may have hurt sentiments of anyone associated. I convey that GoAir is not associated with any of my tweets directly or indirectly as they were personal views."

The pilot deleted the abusive tweet and thereafter locked up hisTwitter account.