Amid growing Indo-Pak tension, Srinagar airport shut for civilian flights

  • | Wednesday | 27th February, 2019

SRINAGAR: The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily at Srinagar airport in view of the emergency after cross-border shelling at the LoC on Wednesday morning. Srinagar airport is the single international airport in Jammu & Kashmir region.Officials said they received instructions from air traffic controllers that the airports have been shut for civilian flights. Four other airports - Leh, Jammu, Chandigarh and Amritsar - have also been shut.This was done soon after a Mi-17 Transport chopper crashed in Kashmir's Budgam district, officials said.The flare up in the cross-LoC shelling, which was initiated by Pakistani troops in early hours of Wednesday, has also resulted in security forces and other establishments being put on a heightened alert.

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