India, China meet over air agreement

March 19th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Civil aviation officials from China and India will meet here later Wednesday to resolve issues related to the air agreement between the two countries. The two-day talks could prove crucial for India’s Jet Airways, which plans to develop Shanghai as its Asia-Pacific hub to fly to San Francisco or Los Angeles in the US.

After Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Beijing in January, Jet expected to get flying rights to China. But even as India cleared China’s Great Wall Airlines to fly to Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai, Beijing hasn’t responded to the Jet.

India operates four flights to Chinese cities. China operates 18 flights to India.

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