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New Delhi: Flights to seven airports in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been suspended and airports closed until further notice amid a border skirmish with Pakistan, a government official said.

The airports that are closed are those in Srinagar, Leh, Amritsar, Pathankot, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Dharamshala, said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Jet Airways advised passengers to check their flight status before proceeding to airports. "As per instructions from Delhi Air Traffic Control regarding airport closure, flight operations to/from Amritsar, Srinagar, Jammu & Leh have been suspended until further notice," said the company in a tweet.

A second official from Srinagar International Airport said that suspension of operations are temporary and that it will be resumed once the Indian Air Force gives clearance.

Tensions have risen along the border after Indian Air Force on Tuesday morning entering Pakistan airspace to carry out a 'pre-emptive' strike on a terrorist camp. Pakistan had vowed to retaliate to that operation as tension escalated between the two neighbours..

Gireesh Chandra Prasad
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