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US threatens to halt ground operations of Indian airlines.

May 03, 2019 / Kirtika Suneja,

The United States has threatened to prohibit Indian carriers from conducting ground handling in that country in retaliation to India not allowing foreign airlines similar operations here.

The US has sought detailed filing of all ground operations from Indian carriers by July 1, multiple people aware of the development told ET.

They said the two sides are negotiating the issue, which was communicated to New Delhi around 10 days ago. “Both countries are negotiating the issue. The deadline for the orders to come into effect is July, one of them said. A government official told ET. These are pressure tactics to intimidate India in the wake of failed trade talks.