Flight operations to Kabul safe, will continue: AI

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Hyderabad, Mar 4: Air India on Thursday, Mar 4, asserted that flight operations to Afghanistan are safe and will continue.

Air India's statement comes after its pilots' association sent a letter seeking discontinuation of air services to Kabul citing security concerns.

Speaking to reporters, Air India Chief Arvind Jadhav said, "We have cordial relations with Afghanistan. There is no point in taking up this issue. We will ourselves not fly if it is unsafe."

However, Jadhav said that the security concerns of the pilots would be addressed.

The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) had written to Nacil saying operating conditions in Afghanistan were unsafe. It asked its members not to operate in such conditions.

The letter came after the Feb 26 terror attack on Indians in Kabul. Six Indians were killed in the attack.

Air India is the only carrier that flies from the country to Afghanistan and operates six-times-a-week flights between New Delhi and Kabul.

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