Air Canada suspends flights to India

Air Canada has suspended flights to Mumbai and New Delhi after two Indian fighter jets were shot down by Pakistani military in an escalating crisis between India and Pakistan.

As per media reports, the airline diverted a flight en route to New Delhi over the Atlantic Ocean and landed back in Toronto.

A second flight from Vancouver to New Delhi was also cancelled. However, a flight from Toronto to Mumbai is still scheduled to run tonight because it takes a different route from the New Delhi flights.

The suspension of flights comes after Pakistan shot down two Indian warplanes over its territory.

Flights from other major airlines, including British Airways and Air India, also had to reroute to avoid transiting over Indian and Pakistani airspace.