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Pakistan Partially Closes Airspace After India Scraps Article 370, Air India Says 'it Won't Affect Us'

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Pakistan has closed its airspace for Indian flights till September 5, 2019
  • Pakistan has downgraded bilateral ties
  • This comes after India revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Kashmir

Update: CAA (Civil Association Authorities) has said that Pakistan airspace remains open for Indian flights. Pakistan clarified that it has neither closed its airspace for India nor re-routed any route for the Indian flights.


Even though Pakistan has closed its airspace for Indian flights till September 5, 2019, one of Air India employee has said that only one corridor is closed and this closing will only result in 12 minutes diversion. 'This will not affect us', he said. The move comes after Indian Parliament passed bills which integrated Kashmir with India. The bills received assent from President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday.

Here is the document pertaining to Pakistan's move below:

After reports of normalcy being restored in Kashmir came, a panicky and isolated Pakistan expelled Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria from the country. As per sources, Pakistan has also decided to not send its High Commissioner-designate who was supposed to take charge in August.

Baffled Pakistan takes many 'actions'

After normalcy has been restored in Kashmir, a panicky and isolated Pakistan has expelled Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria from the country. As per sources, Pakistan has also decided to not send its High Commissioner-designate who was supposed to take charge in August.

In a series of other moves by the neighbouring country, it has decided to downgrade ties with India. It has also decided to suspend bilateral trade with India and review all bilateral arrangements with India. Pakistan has also said that it will take India's internal matter of Kashmir to United Nations, including the Security Council. It has also decided to observe 14 August, its Independence Day in solidarity with 'Kashmiris'. and declared August 15, India's Independence as 'Black Day'.

NSA Ajit Doval reviews situation in Kashmir 

NSA (National Security Advisor) Ajit Doval went to a two-day review visit to the Jammu and Kashmir amid the security conditions in the region. Republic TV has accessed multiple exclusive videos from his visit to the Shopian region, in which the NSA can be seen having lunch with the local citizens of the region. He can be seen interacting with the locals, taking a review of their day-to-day activities and assuring them that the situation is normal in the sector. 

In the eight exclusive videos accessed by Republic TV from Kashmir, NSA Ajit Doval is seen interacting with the local citizens of Shopian region of J&K, and eating food with them in broad daylight on the streets.

 

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