The Pakistani authorities have decided to prolong ban on India using its airspace for commercial flights until June 15. The ban was originally set to last until the end of May.
Relations between India and Pakistan have taken a turn for the worst earlier this year. Tensions soared after a deadly attack in Kashmir on February 14, when a suicide bomber blew up an Indian security convoy, killing over 40 personnel. The attack was later claimed by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The tragedy led to heightened tensions between the two South Asian neighbours as the Indian Air Force launched an airstrike on 26 February and reportedly destroyed terror camps in the Balakot area in Pakistan. The following day, Pakistan retaliated with a number of fighter jets and reportedly shot down an Indian aircraft, capturing the pilot.