NEW DEHLI, Mar 20 (GCTL) - India is poised to ask airlines not to take part in the European Union emissions trading scheme, a senior official said, in what would be an escalation of a row over the EU's unilateral move to charge for carbon emitted by flights in and out of Europe.
The Indian official, with direct knowledge of talks between the EU and other countries on the issue, said India will soon ask local airlines not to share emissions data with the EU or buy any carbon credits. China in February barred its airlines from participating in the European scheme, which is meant to reduce emissions.
If the EU retaliates by suspending Indian airlines from flying to Europe, India would make similar moves and consider charging an "unreasonable" amount for flying over India, the official said, Reuters reported.
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