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Pakistan partially closes its airspace with India on eastern front

An aerial view of the airplane hub at the airport in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 11.21 PM (IST)

Amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan after Modi government abrogated Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad has partially closed its airspace with India on the eastern front. 

Three entry points out of the nine between India and Pakistan on the eastern front to be affected by this partial closure that lasts for some hours.

The airspace will be closed from August 6 to September 5 between 02:45  to 11:00 PST every day except Sundays. 

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Earlier, Pakistan has formally informed the Indian government of its decision to expel the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and that the new high commissioner-designate of Pakistan to India will not be taking charge.

The announcement was made after Pakistan’s NSC decided to downgrade relations with India.

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia were summoned by Pakistan Ministry of External Affairs and informed about the decision, according to Pakistan diplomatic sources.