Airports closed for civilian flights
Updated: February 27, 2019 12:55 IST
Flights to 8 locations, including Jammu and Srinagar, suspended says government sources.
Flight operations suspended at Amritsar airport.
The move to close the five airports comes amid an escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after IAF carried out strikes on terror bases in Pakistan.
Airports at Chandigarh and Amritsar were among those closed, according to airline officials.
In Srinagar, an official of the Airports Authority of India told PTI, “The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily in view of the emergency“.
At Delhi airport, flights to Jammu Airport are showing delayed as Srinagar airspace has been closed temporarily, reports our correspondent Sandeep Phukan.
Pakistan stops flight operations at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports.