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Uri attack response: PM Modi to review air links between India and Pakistan

In the aftermath of Uri attack and subsequent diplomatic confrontation with Pakistan, India's air links with its neighbour has come under the scanner of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). New Delhi is examining whether airlinks,

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 29, 2016 15:24 IST ]
India may sever air ties with Pakistan
India may sever air ties with Pakistan

In the aftermath of Uri attack and subsequent diplomatic confrontation with Pakistan, India's air links with its neighbour has come under the scanner of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

New Delhi is examining whether airlinks, including the direct flights, should be allowed to continue post the Uri attack as part of Modi government's prolonged strategy to review ties with Pakistan.

Modi government has reviewed the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan and is also reconsidering the most favoured nation status (MFN) given to the country by India in 1996.

"The PMO has sought all details of aviation sector between India and Pakistan. They even asked if the ban on low overflying over Karachi had affected Indian flights. We have given all details as sought by them and a final decision will be taken by the PMO," Times of India quoted its sources as saying.

 

If New Delhi decides to ban air links and overflight facilities with Pakistan — as it had done after the Parliament attack in December 2001 — it might have implications for flyers from both countries who would have to pay more and spend longer flying hours.

Indian army on Wednesday carried out surgical strike at terror camps across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on Wednesday night, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The Indian Army’s operations are believed to have neutralised 30-35 militants at terror camps.

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