- After the Pulwama attack, the IAF had air strikes on 26 February in Balakot, Pakistan.
- After that Pak air space was closed for Indian commercial flights.
Jul 12, 2019, 05:25 PM IST
Islamabad. Pakistan has said that as long as India does not remove fighter aircraft from its front airbase, we will not open air space for commercial flights. Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat informed the Senate Standing Committee. At present, India is using alternative routes for its flights.
Pakistan air space closed after air strikes- report
A fidayeen attack on the contingent of CRPF personnel was held on February 14 in Pulwama, Kashmir. The terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility for the attack. There were 40 soldiers in the martyr
On February 26, the Indian Air Force had airstroke on the terrorist bases of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. More than 250 militants were claimed to be killed. After this, Pakistan stopped air space for Indian aircraft.
Aviation secretary Nusrat said: The department has informed Indian officials that Pakistan's air space is still closed for Indian carriers. This claim is false that Pakistan airspace has been opened for India.
Nusrat said that the flights coming to Thailand from Pakistan due to the closure of Indian airspace are still closed. Similarly, Pakistan International Airlines flights to Malaysia are also canceled. Meanwhile, India had contacted Pakistan to open air space.