LAHORE: The Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday introduced it has formally closed its airspace till additional discover within the wake of escalating border tensions between Pakistan and India.
Flight operations at Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports have been suspended, after the Pakistan Air Drive (PAF) shot down two Indian plane inside Pakistani airspace earlier right this moment and arrested an Indian pilot on floor.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) introduced the information on Twitter.
In line with Lahore airport supervisor, all incoming and outgoing native and worldwide flights have been suspended till additional orders.
“A flight from Guangzhou, China has been despatched again,” the official additional stated.
Sources stated a passenger air airplane was stopped from taking off from Bacha Khan Worldwide Airport in Peshawar on the orders of Civil Aviation Authority.
India has additionally shut no less than 4 airports after the incident, based on Reuters. Flight operations at Srinagar, Jammu, Pathankot and Leh airports have been suspended.
Airports in Chandigarh and Amritsar have additionally been closed, Reuters reported.
Whole air area north of Delhi vacated, Press Belief of India reported.
Pakistan army spokesperson Main Normal Asif Ghafoor stated Indian Air Drive (IAF) crossed the Line of Management (LoC) and two of their plane have been shot down by PAF inside Pakistani airspace.
“One of many plane fell inside AJK whereas different fell inside IoK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on floor whereas two within the space,” Director Normal of the Inter-Companies Public Relations Main Normal Asif Ghafoor stated in a tweet.
The transfer comes a day after Pakistan army warned India of retaliatory motion following violation of Pakistani airspace by Indian plane. The Indian jets intruded into the Pakistani airspace from the Muzaffarabad sector and dropped their payload on what India claimed was a terrorist camp, earlier than they have been repelled by well timed motion from the Pakistan Air Drive.