According to a report in The Indian Express, DGCA chief Arun Kumar confirmed receiving the letter from the Taliban regime and said the decision on the matter will be taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation as it was a policy issue.
“The intention of this letter is to keep the smooth passenger movement between two countries based on the signed MoU and our national carriers (Ariana Afghan Airline and Kam Air) aimed to commence their scheduled flights. Therefore, Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority requests you to facilitate their commercial flights,” Afghanistan’s Acting Minister for Civil Aviation and Transport Alhaj Hamidullah Akhundzada reportedly wrote to Arun Kumar on September 7.
The Afghanistan airspace was declared ‘uncontrolled’ and was closed for civilian flights on August 16 after the Taliban took control of Kabul. Since then, the Taliban government, with the help of Qatar, has managed to resume several airports in the country, including at Kabul, the report added.