India's civil aviation ministry is reviewing its policy on bilateral air services agreements with different countries in a bid to develop the country as an international travel hub.
The ministry is also looking at rationalising bilateral and air traffic entitlements on international routes to Indian carriers, says its civil aviation minister Ajit Singh.
He added that the government is working to enhance air connectivity to remote parts of the country including tier two and tier three cities, and guidelines on aircraft acquisition will soon be modified such that Indian carriers "become bound" to acquire smaller aircraft to connect these smaller cities.
Work is also being done to build more heliports and enhance helicopter operations to improve connectivity to these places, says Singh.
The ministry has also proposed setting up a national aviation university, with an aim to create an aviation training hub for the region.