Flying Over Iran Is Dangerous Amid Ongoing Conflict, India Tells Airlines To Avoid The Route

Conflict between the US and Iran could spell multifaceted trouble for India. First of all millions of Indians live in the region. India heavily depends for its oil security on the gulf countries and last but not the least, most of the international air routes to Europe pass through Iran. Now, assessing the current situation, which is hinting towards a possible armed conflict in the region, India’s aviation regulator, DGCA has asked the Indian airlines to avoided the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and find a suitable alternative route.

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Earlier this week, Iran shot down a US drone after it allegedly enter Iranian airspace and now the American aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) asking to prohibit the aircrafts registered in the US from operating in “in the overwater area of the Tehran Flight Information Region until further notice, due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions”.

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