Since the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, commercial flight traffic at Kabul Airport has not been fully resumed. Now the Taliban has urged India to start air service again to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. According to the report of a leading news agency, the Taliban government has written a letter to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for this.
This letter of the Taliban is being reviewed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). This letter has been written by Hamidullah Akhunzada, Acting Minister of Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan to Arun Kumar, Director General of India’s DGCA, which is being considered by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Taliban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan writes to DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) to resume commercial flights to Afghanistan (Kabul). Letter under review by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
India had stopped all commercial flight operations to Kabul post 15 Aug. pic.twitter.com/8LO96j6EkK
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2021
According to the report, in a letter sent to the DGCA, Akhunzada wrote, ‘As you are aware that the Kabul airport was recently damaged and disabled by US forces. It was closed after the withdrawal of American troops. But with the technical assistance of our friend Qatar, this airport has been started once again. A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) has been issued to all airport personnel in this regard.
After the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, commercial flight services from Afghanistan have been kept closed by India. Only a few special planes were sent to Kabul Airport to bring Indian citizens from there. India has also not recognized the interim government of the Taliban. Apart from this, India has not established any official contact with the Taliban so far.