Pakistan tries to block Indian cargo flights to Afghanistan


In what seems to be a blatant violation of civil aviation norms, Pakistan has been stopping Indian flights to Afghanistan. In recent incidents, Pakistan’s civil aviation authority denied passage to SpiceJet cargo flights to Afghanistan thrice in last week of December and then on January 11 and 14.

India has taken up the matter with Islamabad, with the Ministry of External Affairs sending a note verbale to Pakistan.

The development comes even as New Delhi has been trying to connect landlocked Afghanistan with India and rest of the world. Notably, Pakistan has been blocking the land route for trade between India and Afghanistan. Read More

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