Officials told that there were 122 passengers as well as 6 crew members on Airbus 319 and all are safe. The plane was coming to New Delhi from Abu Dhabi.
When the plane was flying over the Pakistani airspace, the pilot detected a major technical problem in the hydraulic system. The pilot immediately reached out to Pakistani authorities and asked for an emergency landing permission. Authorities granted the permission for landing at Nawabshah Airport which is in southern Pakistan.
In New Delhi, a spokesperson for Air India told that the aircraft was flying over Pakistani air space when the pilot saw a warning light in the cockpit and sought permission to land at the nearest airport which was Nawabshah.
Reports also suggest that all the three hydraulic systems of the plane had failed which stormed the pilot to land the airplane manually. This kind of failure is quite rare in modern jets like this.
Ranjan Mathai, the Foreign Secretary, is already in touch with Sharat Sabharwal, the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan.