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Pakistani Airspace Blocked for India Due to Ongoing Tensions on Kashmir

Written by Arooj Ahmed
(Last Updated On: 10/08/2019)

After the provocation of article 370 in Kashmir an act unjustifiable. Pakistan has responded by taking various actions to pressurize India to take back that step. One of the main steps that Pakistan has taken is the blocking of their airspace for India. Although Pakistan has initially only blocked three air routes neglecting their main route still it has affected them as their flight timings are at least increased by 15 minutes resulting in a huge sum of money to them. After initial closure of their three routes, there are indications that Pakistan will also block their other routes as well. As one thing must be remembered that last year same ban just for a few days at least cost India at least four hundred and thirty-five crores.

A huge amount. Along with money, it will take Indian flights to take 3 to 4 hours extra time to travel to Europe making their travel a tough one. On the other hand, if they do the same Pakistan will be least affected by this move as there are many few flights that Indian airspace to reach on their destinations. India has asked Pakistan to reconsider their decision but this time it looks like Pakistan may not take this step back any time sooner.

The Pakistani decision on closing Indian airspace was taken in a meeting of National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. This decision has been welcomed by the general public as people of Pakistan have a strong bonding with Kashmiri people and are willing to stand with the people of Kashmir through thick and thin. They are determined to stand with the Kashmiri people in their struggle. The major question arising in many minds related to this decision will this decision make India change their stance on Kashmir and will this issue will be resolved peacefully any time in the future.

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