In a first official communication between the Taliban-led Afghanistan government and Indian government, the Taliban wrote for resumption of flights between the two countries.
“As you are well informed recently, the Kabul Airport was damaged and dysfunctional by American troops before their withdrawal. By technical assistance of our Qatar Brother, the airport became operational once again and a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) in this regard was issued on 6 September, 2021,” DGCA, Akhunzada writes.
“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 & Kam Air) aimed to commence their scheduled flights. Therefore, Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority requests you to facilitate their commercial flights,” the letter said.
“The Civil Aviation of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan avails its highest assurance,” Akhunzada further said.
As saying by India Today, “the letter, addressed to Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar, has been written by Alhaj Hameedullah Akhunzada, acting minister, Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority. It is dated September 7.”
The Taliban completely took over Afghanistan on August 30. India last evacuation of Kabul on August 21.