News Desk |
Flight operations on Wednesday across major airports in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been suspended in the wake of escalating tensions between Pakistan and India.
The Civil Aviation Authority has announced that it has officially closed its airspace until further notice.
According to Lahore airport manager, flight operations–including all national and international flights– at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports have been suspended. “A flight from Guangzhou, China has been sent back,” the manager further said, reported local media.
Pakistan Air Forces had earlier chased away the two Indian Aircraft that had entered into Pakistan’s airspace in Balakot region and failed the Indian mission of targeting civilians.
As per Reuter’s news, India has also shut at least four airports in the northern part of the country including Pathankot, Leh, Srinagar, and Jammu. Earlier today, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace and arrested an Indian pilot on the ground, GVS reported.
“In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while others fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on the ground while two in the area,” said Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor in his Tweet.
Yesterday, DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor warned India in his press conference that Pakistan will surprise India and retaliate in a befitting manner to any Indian adventurism.
Pakistan Air Forces had earlier chased away the two Indian Aircraft that had entered into Pakistan’s airspace in Balakot region and failed the Indian mission of targeting civilians. Pakistan political leadership and military forces had made it clear afterward that no such violation will be tolerated by Pakistan.