Flight operations resume between India and Pakistan


As the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday ordered its airspace to be opened to all civilian traffic, all flight operations between India and Pakistan have resumed, news agency ANI reported. As per the report, authorities have informed that India has issued revised notice to airmen (NOTAM) after Pakistan's decision, report agencies.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan's aviation authority in a NOTAM said: "With immediate effect, Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civilian traffic on published ATS routes."

India had previously requested Pakistan to lift the ban and allow commercial airlines to make use of its airspace. Pakistan, however, had said that it would do so only if India agreed to remove its fighter jets from forward bases along the border. 

"The Indian government approached us asking to open the airspace. We conveyed our concerns that first India must withdraw its fighter planes placed forward," Pakistan aviation secretary Shahrukh Nusrat had been quoted as saying by local media agencies.