New Delhi: Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India’s aviation regulator DGCA Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and reroute their flight “suitably”. Also Read - 9-Month Pregnant Woman Runs 1.6 Kms in Just 5 Mins, Stuns The Internet With Her Fitness| Watch
On Friday, the American aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating “in the overwater area of the Tehran Flight Information Region until further notice, due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions”. Also Read - 37-Year-Old Yoga Enthusiast From US Raped Several Times by Local Resident in Rishikesh
“All Indian operators in consultation with DGCA have decided to avoid the affected part of Iranian Airspace to ensure safe travel for the passengers. They will re-route flights suitably,” the DGCA said on Twitter. Also Read - Trump Calls His COVID-19 Infection 'Blessing From God', Says China Will Pay 'Big Price' For Pandemic
On Thursday, Iran shot down a US military drone in its airspace, following which the FAA had warned that there is a possibility that commercial aircraft can be mistakenly targeted in Iranian airspace.
Consequently, major airlines around the world have already rerouted their aircraft.