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Pakistan threatens to close its airspace for India
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Pakistan threatens to close its airspace for India

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New Delhi, 28 Aug, 2019: In a last attempt to keep Kashmir issue alive after getting setbacks from International community and opposition, Imran government has threatened to close its airspace for overflying to and from India. The decision was taken by a cabinet meeting of Pakistan government chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Soon after the meeting, Federal Minister for Science & Technology Government of Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry informed the decision in a tweet as "PM is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India, a complete ban on use of Pakistan Land routes for Indian trade to Afghanistan was also suggested in cabinet meeting,legal formalities for these decisions are under consideration... #Modi has started we ll finish!"

Earlier, the 138-day long closure of Pakistan airspace after the Balakot attack had seen airlines operating between parts of South Asia and the west taking the longer Mumbai-Arabian Sea-Muscat-Gulf route and beyond.