Govt of India withdraws the airport shutdown orders
As the heat ways still strike the borders of India and Pakistan post the attacks carried on by Indian Air Force(IAF) across the Line of Control (LoC), GoI has closed the civilian air traffic from Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, and Pathankot airports on Wednesday morning. The airports were also kept on high alert with several commercial flights kept on hold including the services from Amritsar, Kulu Manali, Shimla, Pithoragarh and Kangra airports.
However, in the recent statement released by Government of India, it has granted permission for resuming the commercial operations of all the nine airports. The Notice to Airmen was given to allow the take-off and landing of the commercial flights. This decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his residence. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefed the PM about the present situation.
Though this gave relief to the civilians that India has got the command over the scenarios going on, there are still speculations around as the tension went high with the release of a 46-second video that appeared a while ago on social media which shows an Indian IAF officer under Pakistan custody.