Ever since the coronavirus was initially discovered in Wuhan in late 2019, there have been interruptions in flight services between China and India.
The governments of China and India should cooperate to establish direct flights, according to Zha Liyou, the Chinese consul general in Kolkata.
Since the coronavirus was initially discovered in Wuhan in late 2019 and later spread throughout the world, flight services between the two neighbours have been affected.
Although Beijing recently abolished the visa ban after around three years, the flight interruption nevertheless created a significant barrier for hundreds of Indian students, businessmen, and families of Indians working in China.
The governments of China and India should cooperate to establish direct aviation connectivity. Many Indian students are eager to return to China at this time, Mr Liyou stated during a press conference on Wednesday night.
About 23,000 Indian students, largely studying medicine, who was left behind at home as a result of China’s COVID visa restrictions made plans to return to China to attend their institutions but encountered challenges because there were no direct flights.
Currently, tourists from India are paying extravagant prices for expensive flights as they travel to China via Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Myanmar.
For several months, India and China have been negotiating to resume a small number of flight services, but little progress has been made.