China has resumed
international flights after a two year ban due to Covid-19 pandemic but the
decision to reintroduce flights to India has however been put on back burner.
It is significant
that China has permitted limited flight services to several countries in the
neighborhood, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal
There have been
no regular routes between China and India since November 2020 and no flights
have been notified yet between the two countries.
Beijing last month lifted a two-year visa ban for Indian
professionals and their families working in various Chinese cities, who are stuck back home for
over two years, but their travel to China remained a challenge as there are no
flights between the two countries.
China is also
processing the list of hundreds of Indian students wanting to return to the
country to re-join their colleges. Over 23,000 Indian students, mostly studying
medicine, are reportedly stuck back home due to COVID visa restrictions. India
submitted a list of several hundred students after China sought the names of
those wanting to return immediately to pursue their studies.
Indian professionals and their families who began getting Chinese visas in
India to return complain that they cannot travel to China as there are no