New Delhi : Kuwait's unilateral decision to block all flights from India is "unfair and uncalled for" and all issues must be resolved bilaterally, an official spokesperson of the civil aviation ministry said Monday.
"We have a bilateral civil aviation agreement with Kuwait and further talks are on. So the matter should be resolved by mutual consultations. Such unilateral action, we feel, is unfair and uncalled for," the spokesperson said.
"This action is harmful to the interests of the travellers of both countries."
Kuwait had said two weeks ago that it would stop all flights to India with effect from July 1 since it says New Delhi was not honouring its commitment to allow more landing rights for its carriers.
Three flag carriers, the state-run Air India, its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express and Indian Airlines, have been designated to fly to Kuwait, while the Gulf country has Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airlines as designated carrier for India.