July 25, 2024

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India in talks with 13 nations for air bubble arrangement: Minister Puri

India is negotiating with 13 countries, which include Australia, Japan and Singapore, to build individual bilateral air bubble preparations for international flight operations, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday.

Under a bilateral air bubble pact, airways of equally the countries can run international flights with specified restrictions.

Because July, India has set up these bubbles with the subsequent countries – the US, the Uk, France, Germany, the UAE, Qatar and the Maldives.

Puri said on Twitter, “We are now using these initiatives ahead & are negotiating with 13 additional countries to build these preparations.”

“These countries incorporate Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand,” he added.

Puri said air bubbles have also been proposed with our neighbours Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.